Hey there, thanks for dropping by! I'm Rebecca Bowyer, I'm a Melbourne-based corporate and fiction writer plus a mum to two gorgeous boys – aged 5 and 7. You've come to the right place if you feel like you'd probably think great thoughts and stuff if only you could get your kids to leave you alone for five seconds at a time. On Seeing the Lighter Side I write about books I've read and loved, parenting and my own writing … Find out more about Welcome
I've been privileged to be able to read an amazing selection of new books so far in 2018. I've finished and reviewed (or plan to review closer to
Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh, is one of those rare gems of a book that is set in the modern world, involves a love story about two people over the age of
Not So Scary Bear, by the very talented Ruth Waters, is a gorgeously illustrated, funny and adorable picture book for young children about bravery,
… and more fabulous books!
Yes, okay. I know that's not the actual name of the book up there in the page title. It's actually a book about being an entrepreneur. Except that I
Oh my. Where to start? The Water Cure is a seriously strange, dark, twisted, warped story about three sisters and their parents living in
I've read out loud to my kids since they were in utero. Starting with the Time magazine and moving up to... well, The Very Hungry Caterpillar mostly.
A recent study has shown that the more parenting advice books you read, the worse you will feel. This doesn't surprise us veteran parents at all. I
My 16-month-old niece refused to eat dinner without Poppy and the Orchestra by her side. This was after reading it - and its companion musical
I've done pretty much every kind of writing there is, apart from features writing and underwriting. My current day job is digital strategy and web
Louise Allan's first novel, The Sisters’ Song, is out now from Allen & Unwin. The manuscript was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG