Tag Archives: Eliza Redgold

Flying High for Romance

Of late I’ve been writing about flying. Hide and Seek was a special book to me because it brought back many childhood memories of growing up as a flying doctor’s daughter. Some of my earliest recollections are of flying and of the dry and dusty outback towns we lived in. I also experienced a runway plane crash, just like Hope, the heroine of Hide and Seek – though it didn’t have the same tragic consequences. My father also worked as a doctor in Broome (where Hide and Seek is set). To get there, we would fly for many hours in a creaky old plane.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service continues to do life-saving work, taking medical care to Australia’s furthest corners. Some of the royalties from this book will go to the RFDS.

 Hide and Seek was released in 2015 in a 3-in-1 summer bestseller print collection: Time for the Beach but it is also available singly as an e-book. Enjoy!

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Hoping 2015 is off to a flying start for you,

Best wishes,

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Flying near Broome

 

 

 

 

 

Flying near Broome in an open sided helicopter!

Wild Horses

wooden horsesOf late I’ve been writing about wild rides. 2014 was the Chinese Year of the Horse and it certainly was for me! Perhaps it was auspicious I happened to be in Singapore to celebrate Chinese New Year. I saw these amazing wooden horses at Garden by the Bay in Singapore.

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The Return of the Lady

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Of late I’ve been writing about the word lady. The word had a bad rap, but it’s made a 21st century comeback. A while ago I wrote an opinion piece for The Age newspaper (I loved the graphic they created for this article) and in Women and Language journal (as Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd) I explored why the lady’s back and what her future may be.

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Romance YOUR Senses

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“We do not put beauty or love or order into the world. We find them there.” ~ James Hillman: The Force of Character (1999).

One of the first pieces of fiction writing advice I received was to ‘use my senses’. To be honest, I had no idea how. As an academic of the absent-minded professor variety (as my university students will attest) I often didn’t notice what was around me, wandering around campus lost in thought. So, one by one, I decided to ‘romance my senses’ in my own backyard, by exploring the region where I live and writing about each sense. What an adventure!

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