Elaine Forrestal

Monthly Archives: September 2019

Deliberately Leaving Spaces

There is a difference between leaving spaces that invite the reader into the story, allowing them to make up their own minds about events and […]

On Our Beach?

Who could imagine all the sights, sounds and physical sensations of a summers evening on Cottesloe Beach inside the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Short Street, […]

The Responsibility of Fiction to History

As a lover of both fiction and history I am very keen for these literary siblings to live harmoniously together. But, as in all families, […]

Letters from Readers of Someone Like Me

As I was preparing to celebrate Someone Like Me being continuously in print for 21 years with Penguin Books Australia (now Penguin Random House) I got […]

Capturing a Character’s Image

It’s hard to describe the feeling when you first see the cover image of your new book. You live with your own images of the […]