I’ve been busy…

I have two lots of exciting news to share this week. First, I had a 100 word story ‘Undoing Life’s Choices’ accepted for publication in ‘Chronos: An Anthology of Time Drabbles’, which is already available for pre-order here, and will be published on 10 September 2018. I’m especially excited for this because two wonderful writers … Continue reading I’ve been busy…


  Hello! And Welcome to the website of Heather Ewings. I'm a Tasmanian author of mostly speculative fiction, a chocoholic, a bookworm and a would-be hermit! My blog posts tend to be sporadic, coming in clumps and then none for months. If it's been a while since I've posted, I'm most likely working on something, … Continue reading Welcome

#AWW Review; Songlines by Carolyn Denman

So last year I had the opportunity to read this amazing book. Below is an adaptation of my Amazon review: "Can you hear the river crying?" Songlines was such an amazing, beautiful story, it gave me goosebumps! And so Australian. I loved the way the author has woven together strands from completely different cultures in such … Continue reading #AWW Review; Songlines by Carolyn Denman

Review – Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Stars crown the world, she said, but the lights in your eyes, those are stars, too. They make up your crown, he said. I am no queen of anything. Something too few of us know while we are alive, he told her. We are all crowned with glory. Peasants no less than kings. Egg and … Continue reading Review – Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Welcome to 2017

I'm more than a little relieved we have finally said goodbye to 2016. Many people complained that it was a terrible year, citing the ever-rising rate of celebrity deaths as one of the reasons the year was so awful, alongside the numerous other occurances and events that I'm sure I don't need to mention here. For me personally, the … Continue reading Welcome to 2017

#AWW2016 Review – Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

  Set during the Second World War, Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms tells the story of Hiroshi, a Japanese Prisoner of War, and Mary, a young Wiradjuri woman living at Erambie Station, an Aboriginal mission. At the beginning of the story, Hiroshi is held, alongside many others, in the No. 12 Prisoner of War compound in … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

My Leibster Award

Just over a month ago I learnt that Alisdair Daws had nominated my blog for a Leibster Award! Wow! Thanks Alisdair! I announced the fact to my family, (we were all gathered in the lounge room) who asked me what, exactly, a Leibster Award is. I had a vague idea, but thought I’d better head over … Continue reading My Leibster Award

#AWW2016 Review – A Single Stone by MegMcKinlay

  I first read of this book just before its release last year. I was immediately intrigued, but somehow misplaced the title and author, and with a pile of books to work my way through searching for it fell to the bottom of the priority list,  until earlier this year when I was listening to the Podcast 'So … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – A Single Stone by MegMcKinlay

#AWW2016 – Review – The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose

  The Butterfly Man is a fictional account of the later years of Lord Lucan, a man accused of killing his children's nanny and attempting to murder his wife. In reality Lord Lucan disappeared the night of the murder, and no one has seen him since (no one who's saying anything, anyway). It's a compelling … Continue reading #AWW2016 – Review – The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose

#AWW2016 Review – Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville

  I'm reviewing another memoir this week - this time a writing memoir - the story of Kate Grenville's journey to writing her historical fiction - 'The Secret River'. Kate didn't set out to write a historical fiction. In fact, the journey began not as an idea for a novel, but rather through a brief connection … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville