There’s something about Lili

Oh dear Rose,

I do hate it when you’re sick…hopefully this mystery virus is on its way but yes, the fact that you are well enough to read is a very good thing.

Lili Wilkinson

So it’s March and we’re up to Lili. I haven’t met Lili but I’m well aware of her rep as one of the cool OzYA authors about town. I enjoyed her mystery/romance – in fact just writing that makes me think ooh, I should write a mystery/romance – it sounds so enticing! What do you think…myance or romastery or how about rom-stry? And that was called A Pocketful of Eyes. Also enjoyed her les-lit (is that a thing? I just made that up – maybe a tad un-PC) Pink.

So I’m looking forward to The Boundless Sublime – even though it’s about a cult – I mean that’s intriguing right? But am I going to be scared? Is it okay to read it before bed or should I stick with Anne (that’s Anne of Green Gables who has been assisting me with some insomnia issues)?

Meanwhile, on other writerly issues I’m trying to get my head around Voice. Ah yes, voice – that thing that all publishers apparently dream about. Specifically voice in The Eye of the Sheep. Am doing my first uni pressie on Friday on this very topic. The difficulty is while I enjoyed The Eye of the Sheep it was kind of a grueller (domestic violence was a major issue) and re-reading for bits of ‘voice’ that I will blather on about is kind of trying…

But I know what you’re thinking – who gives a Reichenbach? Or is that flamin’ ferrets?

Feel better soon. Love you heaps, Mum xoxoxo


About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.
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2 Responses to There’s something about Lili

  1. Kate C says:

    Get well soon, Rose! I’m enjoying your posts (and Mum’s too 😉


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