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 journey.
I know what it’s like to be too busy to take a chance on a novel you’re not sure about, so I only review books I love (and I think you’ll love too).
I particularly love historical, contemporary, literary and science fiction. Want to know if we have the same taste in books? Check out my 17 favourite novels of all time and decide for yourself!
I’m lucky enough to get advance copies of books from publishers, so I can share my favourites with you before they even hit the stores.
- Parenting: My parenting fails, thoughts on parenting in general and little stories about my life with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
- History of Parenting blog series: Bit of a history buff? Me too. I firmly believe there’s no such thing as ‘the good old days’. It helps to remember that when we start to get all gloomy about ‘these days’. I’ve turned my BA(Hons) in History to good use by writing fascinating stories about our parenting past.
If you’re interested in writing, you’ll enjoy my blog series on writing. I’ve finished my first novel, (working title: Maternal Instinct), and have found a literary agent all the way over in New York (pinch me, please!). I’m now working on my second novel (working title: Time Thief).
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