May 25, 2020

Bronwyn Houldsworth

On my Author Facebook page, I posted a vow that I would clean up my office. So much paperwork to sort out. Lots of it relates to family, and moving my mother from her home to assisted living made me realise how much junk many people have.

December 1, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

There’s a Queensland author who writes historicals with Australian settings. She’s very popular overseas, particularly in Germany. I’ve read two of her books. That’s all I could handle. Too many historical inaccuracies.

November 17, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

These days I buy only from friends, people with whom I’m sharing the writing journey. The less heavy lifting when I eventually downsize, the better. Besides, here on the Gold Coast we’re so fortunate. Books are available in abundance from the wonderful library system.

August 27, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Genealogical research is an amazing thing. I first started my investigations at the National Library in Canberra decades ago when recovering from a severe illness. Nowadays it’s so much easier, with mountains of information available via the internet.

August 13, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

This writing lark is a fine excuse for reading books. We writers learn how to create by reading the work of others. Occasionally a book can prove a fine examples of how not to do it!

June 25, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

When we travel, we can imagine our fictional characters doing what we do. So, for example, we take note of what it feels like to use public transport, what streets look like, how the air smells. All grist for the author’s mill.

June 11, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

Those of us whose first language is English are fortunate. Wherever we travel, inevitably there are other English speakers who can help us decipher what’s being said or written in the local language.

May 7, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

When you begin researching your family, you are drawn into a world of wonderful stories. Dozens of tales from other countries. My grandmother tearing across the Argentinian pampas (sidesaddle!) on her horse.

April 23, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

My parents had purchased our house from my late grandmother’s estate. Built in the 1830s, there were a few convict bricks and, under the tin roof, shingles. In the garden we played with shards of broken crockery. My father found a clay pipe, bottles, and ink wells.

March 15, 2019

Bronwyn Houldsworth

I’m looking forward to this story evolving into an actual book. Then I can truly say, to quote the famous fantasy author Neil Gaiman, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand”.

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