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Author Stephanie Wood on adapting her memoir, Fake, to screen

We caught up with Stephanie Wood to learn what it was like to watch her memoir become a series, plus her advice for creating healthy relationships.

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How Planet Ark’s new book will inspire kids

Planet Ark’s new book, Now for the Good News, focuses on positive environmental initiatives to inspire future action.

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Bill Edgar shares how his life has changed since his first book

Plus, two of the most outrageous requests he’s had from clients.

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Michelle Wong shares the beauty fact that surprised her most

We caught up with Michelle Wong, creator of Lab Muffin Beauty Scienceand author of The Science of Beauty, to find out what inspired her book.

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Brooki Bakehouse owner, Brooke Bellamy, shares how she turned her iconic recipes into a cookbook

We caught up with Brooke Bellamy: TikTok sensation, owner of Brisbane-based Brooki Bakehouse and author of the upcoming recipe book Bake with Brooki.

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Brooke Robinson shares the inspiration behind The Negotiator

Brooke Robinson shares her secrets to crafting an intriguing plotline, her love of research and how she winds down after a day of writing about high-stakes scenarios.

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Anna Johnston shares the real-life inspiration behind her debut novel

We caught up with Anna Johnston to learn more about The Borrowed Life of Frederick Fife, her writing process, and which fictional character she’d most like to have dinner with.

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Kirsty Greenwood on blending fantastical elements with big-city life in The Love of My Afterlife

Author Kirsty Greenwood shares why she wanted to write about the challenges of making friends as an adult, which parts of writing were most challenging, and what she hopes readers take away from the book.

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3 key lessons that Dr Billy Garvey has learnt from teachers

Dr Billy Garvey, author of Ten Things I Wish You Knew About Your Child's Mental Health, shares some invaluable lessons that he has learnt from the teachers in his life.

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How physical activity can improve your work performance

Authors Shannah Kennedy and Colleen Callander explain how they use physical activity to improve their leadership, productivity and mindset.

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Deborah Callaghan on writing routines and fictional worlds

The Little Clothes is a clever and affectionate novel from Deborah Callaghan. We caught up with the author to hear about her writing routine, the publishing process and more.

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Sarah Ogilvie on the research, cataloguing and technology behind The Dictionary People

The Dictionary People is a joyful read, but behind the book was a lot of hard work. We caught up with the author to learn about how she approached such a massive project.

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James Bradley reveals the invisible structure underpinning his new book, Deep Water

We caught up with James Bradley to learn about his research process, approach to non-fiction and the unique structure that guides readers through a journey into our oceans.

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Ceridwen Dovey shares why she chose to set her new book in space

We caught up with the author to learn about her upcoming book, Only The Astronauts, why she chose to write about space and her unique narrative perspective.

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John Boyne on the role of the elements in his books

Irish author John Boyne discusses the role of the elements in his new books, and the inspiration for his new book Earth.

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A day in the life of Senior Designer, Olivia Mead

Learn what a day in the life of a senior designer at Penguin Random House looks like.

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Tobias Madden shares the inspiration behind his new novel, Wrong Answers Only

We caught up with Tobias Madden to learn about his new novel, Wrong Answers Only. Plus, discover his secrets for tapping into your creativity and his top tips for aspiring authors.

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Georgia Harper says she ‘ruined her mum’s fantasy’

Find out why Georgia Harper’s writing routine ruined her mum’s idyllic vision of a writerly life. Plus, learn about her love for Anne Rice and her unlucky skill for attracting strangers’ stories.

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