My very first water experience is in my mother’s womb. I'm safe, secure, warm. I swim, mermaid-like, do somersaults and swallow the magic fluid. I imagine that I'll never leave this watery place. [caption id="attachment_13286" align="aligncenter" width="535"] Down the Back[/caption] At Waterview the humid scorching air engulfs...

An editor at a recent workshop stressed the importance of "keeping it real", when writing fiction.  That is, at least partly, why I started off on the writing journey with memoir. From there I moved on to writing memoir using fictional techniques of characterisation and...

I have been very busy these last few weeks and months, assisting with the organising of the "Bondi Tides" Anthology. We have had to make decisions on the venue; food and drink; readings; invitations; publicity; flyers; the person to launch the book; sale of books;...

Cynthia Rowe was a long-term member of Bondi Writers Group. She was President of the group for nearly four years and is currently the Editor of 'Haiku Australia'. Cynthia is a successful writer of fiction and poetry. See her website at http//cynthiarowe.com.au.  My review of her book follows: This is the latest book in the Genna Perrier series, following on from Our Hollow Sofa, Ants in My Dreadlocks, and Stinger in a Sugar Jar. I must admit to thoroughly enjoying this latest one in the Genna series from so many points of view. It has an exciting plotline to picque the interest of any young adult (and young-at-heart oldie!). Other interesting elements include: mystery, romance, humour, strong characters, and New Caledonian cultural, political and linguistic references.