Author Archives: Kobo Writing Life

The Writer’s Conference: a drink from the fire hose

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by Chris Mandeville I just returned home after spending a jam-packed three days at a writer’s conference. This was the 25th or so such event I’ve attended as a writer, and as I sit here totally exhausted I’m pondering why I continue to attend these conferences despite the cost in time and energy as well as dollars. The answer is

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My Writing Life: Winning the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize 2016

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by Nicola R. White As a self-published author, many literary contests are not open to me, so when I first heard of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, I was thrilled to learn that I could enter. And even better, there was no entry fee! (When you pay all publishing and promotion costs out of pocket, expenses add up fast). I

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An Interview with Aussie Author Tony Wilson

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by Malcolm Neil Tony Wilson is having quite a year. Recent highlights include a CBCA shortlisted children’s picture book; the launch of his speech aggregation site Speakola; producing and directing his first film, the documentary The Galahs; and the upcoming children’s series with Harper Collins featuring noted Aussie rules football brothers, the Selwoods. In between his prodigious output, Tony squeezes in features for print

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