Australian author Honey Brown spent years living in small towns all around Australia, “following the work” with her husband. A “dreamer” from an early age – she thought about things, and wrote about things. But writing wasn’t her day job. …

The digital revolution may be raising publisher and bookseller hackles, but it’s a boon for new authors, says Adrian Deans. Deans, whose debut novel Mr Cleansheets came out in March, said the evolving publishing environment was frustrating at first. “The first …