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June 19

Conversations with Friends #11: RWR McDonald and Katherine Kovacic

June 5

Thrilled to be co-teaching a new Faber Writing Academy at Allen and Unwin online crime fiction writing course with my…

Posted by RWR McDonald on Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 3

June 1

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Thank you so much @maeveomeara , I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🤩💖 Thank you @jetlagmama 🙏😘💖Posted @withregram • @maeveomeara Like many people I’m reading and loving the experience of immersing in different worlds. A big thank you to author @rwrmcdonald for his brilliant The Nancys, set in small town New Zealand with a cast of characters you want to meet and hug. Absolutely loved this quirky thriller/ family drama written with warmth and charm. It would be a fabulous film ..esp for one of my favourite directors #taikawaititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We do in the Shadows) Thanks to my dear book curator @jetlagmama for this treasure! Xxx #reading #bestbooks #topreads #authorsofinstagram

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May 14

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Thank you @tailoredtalker for the great questions & interview 🙏🤩Posted @withregram • @tailoredtalker Good morning fellow users of Social Media, A short while ago I got to chat with Kiwi-born, Melbourne-based writer, R.W.R. McDonald, regarding his widely-acclaimed debut novel, ‘The Nancys’. With his lifelong love of Nancy Drew mysteries acting as somewhat of an impetus, McDonald has gone off to do his own inmitable thing with ‘The Nancys’, a tale revolving around a grisly murder mystery set in a [seemingly] quaint little New Zealand town and investigated by an unlikely and loveable trio, as led by precocious 11-year-old narrator, Tippy. For those of you that hail from the Land of the Long White Cloud, or have relos there, as I most certainty do (in verdant Central Otago no less!), you’ll have a blast reading this. ‘Tis a right rarity to find any contemporary novel set within that part of the world and one that warmed the cockels of my heart region. We discussed the setting and the decision to ficitionalise a real-life town, along with how the story, first sparked over a decade ago, was (instrumentally) developed at Faber Academy. We also delved into the curse of self-doubt inherent with the writing vocation and how one must overcome such debilitating notions in order to identify oneself as a writer (for those writerly pals out there, I know that that will resonate with you to no end). Get readin’ the interview (link in bio) and get your hot little hands on a copy of ‘The Nancys’ from @allenandunwin like, now. Thanks to @rwrmcdonald for chatting with me and for Compulsive Reader for publishing the interview! #interview #interviews #author #authors #writer #writers #novel #novels #novelist #book #books #fiction #newzealand #australian #contemporary #story #allenandunwin #publisher #published

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May 12

If you are a librarian, I am available for online author events as per below, please follow the link to the ALIA website https://www.alia.org.au/rwr-mcdonald

“ALIA recognises that there is a need to support writers and libraries in connecting with one another to continue delivering these programs to their community. This page provides a listing of writers and illustrators who are looking to connect with libraries to create online events and programs. “

May 11

May 10

What's In Your Book Bag? : Episode Six

🛍️VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB🛍️Adult services librarian Sally is back for episode six of our 'What's In Your Book Bag?' virtual book club, this time discussing The Nancys by RWR McDonald and Women by Charles Bukowski.The Nancys is in our library catalogue, and whilst we do not have a copy of Women we do have other Charles Bukowski books including his first novel, Post Office, and some of his poetry collections.We'd love to hear about what you've been reading, please share in the comments below. Happy reading!

Posted by City of Vincent Library on Tuesday, May 5, 2020