Monday, March 29, 2010

Rich writing

I've been so caught up with life and writing and business stuff, all while trying to get over throat infection, that last week passed in a bit of a blur.

So I know some Aussie mates finalled in the RITAs but I hadn't seen the whole list. Yesterday I took a squiz and was absolutely delighted to see one of my all time favourite authors there, Barbara O'Neal, with this book.If you haven't read any of Barbara's books, do yourself a favour (her original women's fiction novels are written under Barbara Samuel.)

Her favourite of mine is No Place Like Home but this book would be a close second. Read it. Indulge. Wallow in the richness of her characters, which are truly awe-inspiring for another writer.

I was lucky enough to meet Barbara when she come to Melbourne several years ago and she's a gorgeous lady too. Told me to take time out to care for the 'girls in the basement' (my muse) and what she said and the way she said it really resonated.

As for her current release, The Secret of Everything? Ordered a few weeks back, waiting anxiously for it to arrive. That one will definitely feature in my Weekend Book Club!


Lacey Devlin said...

I hope that nasty throat infection is all gone x

Kate Hardy said...

Liz Fielding recommended this one to me and I loved it - and then you told me about the rest of her backlist. I have treats lined up :)

Hope your throat's better now.

Nicola Marsh said...

Those 'horse' pills did the trick, Lacey, thanks!

Nicola Marsh said...

Every book of Barbara's is wonderful, Kate.

She's my favourite author (with SEP a close second).

You'll love every one of her backlist books, guaranteed!