Dr Dawn Barker is a child psychiatrist and author. She studied Medicine in the UK before moving to Australia in 2001 where she completed her psychiatric training - and began writing. Dawns first novel, Fractured, was published in 2013. It was one of Australias bestselling debut fiction titles, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Western Australian Premiers Book Awards.
Her second novel, Let Her Go, was published in July 2014.
I interview Dawn about the writing process of the two books, and touch on surrogacy, the topic of her book Let Her Go. It's a great interview with considered responses.
Wendy Campbell is a Perth woman who is an all-rounder - an ethical, successful businesswoman and a published author. Wendy has now branched out into publishing as part of her company. I asked Wendy these questions:
Can you tell me about your community values?
How have your community values informed your development as a leadership mentor?
How did your writing projects emerge from your work? How did writing On Aspiring fit in with your business strategy and vision?
Tell me more about your publishing business.
What is the one thing you would recommend for people who are keen to get started on writing a book of their own?
I asked feminist writer Susan Maushart these questions:
1. Where is the world at with women now? Thumbs up? Thumbs down?
2. Can you tell me how/ when your work aligned with women's issues?
3. How has having children impacted on your personal and professional life, both positively and negatively?
4. What is the one thing you could recommend to make the world a balanced place, with masculine and feminine in harmony?
It's a ripper of an interview. Listen up then let me know what you thought over on Facey.