May
23

St Kilda Writers Festival

This Dick is going to deliver FACTS like a Trump! 📢 And with Robert Gott & @hughmcginlay how can we lose? @vikkipetraitis @redheadleigh @narrellemharris #thanksforcomingtomytedtalk 🎟Details below and link @stkildawritersfestival bio REPOST• @stkildawritersfestival FEATURED EVENT: DICKS vs DAMES ♥️🔪@sistersincrimeau @stkildawritersfestival
TICKETS ON SALE NOW 🎟🥂
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📆 SUNDAY 29 MAY @stkildarsl
⏰ 5PM
♥️ FULL DETAILS ONLINE
♥️ QUICK TICKET PURCHASE LINK VIA TICKETS HIGHLIGHTS
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Sisters in Crime presents the return of the Great Crime Writing Debate: Dicks versus Dames♥️🔪 The opposing teams of crime writers will argue each other’s case.
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DEBATE TOPIC:
“The female of the species is deadlier than the male” (to quote Rudyard Kipling)
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Join from 4:30pm for drinks at the Heroes bar upstairs at the St Kilda RSL for this witty and humorous debate – who is the deadliest of the human species, male or female? Prosecutor Angela Savage will moderate this lively debate.
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#writersfestival #books #booklovers #writer #writerscommunity #creativewriting #writers #ticketsonsalenow #writingcommunity #spilledink #writinglife #writercommunity #writersnetwork #poetry #bookstagram #writingprompts #writingsociety #writing #writerslife #ticketsonsale #events #melbourne #authorsofinstagram #writersofig #writersfest #author #melbourne #whatsonmelbourne

May
17

IDAHOBIT Day

Today if you can support & donate to one of the many #lgbtiqaplus organisations on the frontline fighting to secure & protect #lgbtiqa plus rights & end discrimination please do – homophobia, biphobia, inter sexism & transphobia is not only boring it is a killer. Today I’ll be supporting @transcend_australia their link in their bio & details on what they are doing today below 🖤🤎💜❤️🧡💛💚💙🏳️‍⚧️REPOST • @transcend_australia Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). It is a day to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raise awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

We hope you will celebrate all LGBTIQ+ people in your life today – be it your home (of course!), work, community, schools and universities.

Now, more than ever we need to raise our voices of in support of our children, and the wider LGBTIQ+ community.

Transcend will be participating by presenting at two IDAHOBIT events – a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the rights of trans people.

We will also amplify other Australian organisations that are working hard for equality and inclusion.

Let’s never take our rights for granted, they are hard won and fought for and we must protect them.

#idahobit2022🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍

May
14

Review of ‘The Nancys’ by Lisa

Thank you so much Lisa for your review! 🤩🙏🏻💖🧡 Hope you enjoy the return trip! REPOST • @lisadarcyauthor The Nancys by R.W.R McDonald is such a fun read. While her mother is away on a two week cruise, Tippy Chan’s Uncle Pike and his boyfriend, Devon are looking after Tippy at her home in a small town in New Zealand. Tippy loves her uncle’s old Nancy Drew books and when Tippy’s teacher is found dead, Tippy has the perfect opportunity to play amateur sleuth, just like Nancy Drew!

Calling themselves The Nancys(love it!) Tippy, Pike and Devon set out to find the murderer. Skeltons, red herrings and madness ensues as the trio race to find they killer before they strike again.

Told from Tippy’s POV, I love McDonald’s effortless and humorous writing style though sometimes Tippy seemed a lot older and wiser than her 11 year old bones. Definitely not a children’s story though easily fits YA and of course an adult audience.
Pike and Devon are rude, inappropriate, witty, drink and swear – I want to be their friends.

The sequel, Nancy Business is sitting on my shelf and i’m looking forward to diving in! @rwrmcdonald #bookstagram #books #fiction #amreading #amwriting #author #authorlife #nancydrew #murdermystery #newzealand #adventure #crimefiction #thenancys #rwrmcdonald #nancybusiness

May
12

Yarra Literary Festival

Can’t wait for this #yarramliteraryfestival 🤩REPOST • @thegumbootcollective What an amazing lineup of authors we have for #storyfestyarram2022.
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Many of you may already be familiar with award winning crime writer @rwrmcdonald from his debut novel The Nancy’s, having won Best First Novel in the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
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We are excited to share that Rob will be holding a Crime Writing Workshop at StoryFest.
Tickets are only $20 with a limit of 10 participants.
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The link to learn more / purchase tickets is in our bio.
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#storyfestyarram2022 #yarram #yarramliteraryfestival#literaryfestival #gippslandliteraryfestival #whatsongippsland #visityarram #visitgippsland#crimewrting #crimewritingworkshop#workshop#middleofeverwhere#gutsofgippsland#victorialiteraryfestival#storytelling#wellingtonshire
May
6

The Girl She was Before – By Jess Kitching

Thank you @jesskitchingwrites & @90thousandwords ! Love my @kingsleypublishers prize! 💝📚 THE GIRL SHE WAS BEFORE 🤩 Can’t wait to read this @jesskitchingwrites 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you both again for a great night & awesome fundraising 😍😍🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #bookstagram #isthebest

May
6

QWS Podcast Episode 1

Absolute joy (always) to chat with @ngfeathers & in our first @queerwritessessions podcast episode we learn more about Nigel’s writing process & thinking behind his latest novel #myheartisalittlewildthing Book reviews @koalateareads @blarneybooksandart are #anythingbutfine @tobias_madden & #lastnightatthetelegraphclub Malinda Lo – Episode available @daniveebooks_wordsandnerds 🎧 THANKS DANI!😍💕REPOST • @daniveebooks_wordsandnerds Absolutely BRILLIANT first episode of #QWS #QueerWritesSession W&N latest spin off series 🔥

Hosted by witty, glorious human Rob McDonald, in Episode 1 he chats to the excellent Nigel Featherstone about writing, carrying shame and moving forward. What an episode!!!

Queer Writes Session (QWS) Podcast, a Words & Nerds spin off series hosted by Rob aka R.W.R. McDonald, in partnership with Blarney Books & Art in Port Fairy.

Episode 1: In this episode Rob talks to book reviewer Grace about Anything But Fine, by Tobias Madden and Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Next Rob interviews Australian author, Nigel Featherstone, about his new book My Heart is a Little Wild Thing.

Books mentioned and reviews can be found on QUEER WRITES SESSIONS | Blarney Books and Art

A transcript for this episode’s interview is available at QWS Podcast · R.W.R. McDonald rwrmcdonald.com