I recently had the great pleasure of shooting with the talented photographer Lauren Horwood. In keeping with the traditions of the vintage and retro scene I enjoy, we did some ultra-feminine pin up styles on our first shoot. This time I wanted to keep it retro, but to go for something a little different.
The Fictional Woman has won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the 63rd Australian Book Design Awards, for designers Tara Moss and Matt Stanton from HarperCollins. Here’s how the cover happened:
Today I am honoured to be announced as the Patron of the Full Stop Foundation for ending domestic and sexual violence, Full Stop. Here is a full transcript of my speech at the Parliament House launch.
Between parenthood, study at the University of Sydney, completing the course work for my doctorate, and launching my tenth book, I was pretty remiss on blog updates this year. Here’s some of what I was up to:
My first non-fiction book, The Fictional Woman, was launched last month at the Sydney Writers’ Festival and has since become a #1 non-fiction best-seller. At the launch, guests were invited to share the fictions that have followed them through their lives.
In order to address the fictions about other women, I had to also address the fictions about myself. One of those fictions is that I am ‘Teflon Tara’ and nothing has chinked my armour; my life has been as smooth and unmarked by pain and loss as one of those shiny advertisements I posed for over the years while making my living as a fashion model.