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'm doing something a wee bit unusual today. I'm writing a review for half a book. Specifically, I'm writing a glowing review of the first half of The
There's something in the water in the Australian literary scene this year. I don't know if it's coincidence or a sneaky trick by the muse. But THREE
Mother guilt. Every mother I know feels it (except for one, and I'm desperately trying to figure out her secret), but where does it come from? 'I
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I'd heard so many good things about The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. My mum read it the week before I did and rushed over to tell
House of Rougeaux opens with the brutal rape and murder of a young mother right outside the door of the hut where her small children huddle in fear.
On a Cold Dark Sea is a new historical fiction novel from Elizabeth Blackwell which follows the lives of three women before and after the sinking of
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
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
I write speculative fiction, which means I build fictional worlds that aren't quite like the world we live in. Spec fic worlds can be completely