An Interview with Louise Truscott by Louise Truscott


If you’re wondering why I’m interviewing myself, you obviously haven’t read my post from Tuesday (Can’t Get Anyone to Interview You About Your Book? Interview Yourself!). Read it first and then hopefully this won’t seem quite so self-indulgent.

How long have you been writing?
I don’t know where the time has gone but it’s been over twenty-five years now. I started, like all children, writing adorable yet cringe-worthy stories for my primary school English class, progressed to angsty poetry in high school and by Year 12, I was writing a novella. When I started university, I moved into writing romance. I was so sure that I was going to be the next queen of Australian romance fiction. But I found the confines of the genre very limiting. I didn’t want to write one thing, I wanted to write everything. Continue reading


An Open Letter to Tony Abbott


Dear Prime Minister Abbott,

Let me begin by assuring you that in penning this letter I mean no disrespect and do not intend to simply contribute to the “electronic graffiti” that has previously dismayed you. In fact, I have great respect for anyone who chooses political office or public service, especially those who do so as a means of effecting positive change. Although others may disagree, I like to think you are someone who falls into this category (and I will continue to think so until you provide obvious evidence to the contrary).

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