Words and Nerds 5th Birthday!

Huge thank you to Dani Vee @daniveebooks_wordsandnerds for everything she does, & happy 5th birthday to the show! Thank you for hosting & all your support with @queerwritessessions Podcast – couldn’t do it without you! And all your incredible support over the years both personally & professionally- Happy Birthday Words & Nerds!


Book Mail – SEVEN SISTERS by Katherine Kovacic

Inside screaming voice – #bookmail! I could not be more excited or prouder of my writing BFF @katherine.kovacic for her new book #SevenSisters out in Jan. Can’t wait to read it. I read an early draft and loved it. All I can say is DO NOT MESS with this woman. Thank you @harpercollinsaustralia for this advanced reading copy



Review from @koalateareads

I was completely enamoured with this story from page one right up to the very end. Rob’s writing is so visual and I found it easy to relate to all the characters, from Tippy to Uncle Pike even to Melanie. Their backstories were fully formed and they all left their mark during this gripping tale. The plot twists were amazing and having loved detective stories myself, I had theories of “whodunnit?” but they were always wrong. The dynamics between Tippy, Pike and Devon were so sweet, although perhaps saying yes to an eleven year old to go on a murder mystery adventure probably wasn’t the best idea – but it worked out in the end.

“’In hindsight, perhaps taking you to a murderer’s house was not the smartest move.’”

I’m really looking forward to reading Rob’s new book ‘Nancy Business’ as I’m so keen to see what mystery they’ll solve next! All in all it’s filled with quirky characters, gay uncles you never knew you always needed, dark humour, a little bit of gore, a lot of swearing and genuine heart-warming moments. Read it!

“‘What if we’re wrong?’
‘What if we’re not?’”


Nancy Drew Mystery Stories – Present from Emmett

Feel very honoured to have received this book from Emmetts own collection!


QWS Podcast S1E6 – Jemimah Brewster

QWS Podcast S1 Episode 6: In this episode Rob talks to Jemimah Brewster about creating newsletters, indie publishing and listicles!

Jemimah Brewster is a queer writer and editor based in Gippsland, Victoria, working in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews.
Rob also chats with Grace, Blarney Books & Art in Port Fairy book reviewer. This episode Grace reviews Raised by Wolves by Jess Ho and A History of Dreams by Jane Rawson.

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

Resources mentioned and a transcript for this episode’s interview is available at QWS Podcast · R.W.R. McDonald