Australian writers rock. We know it, and we love them. But it’s not always easy to discover the Australian talent that is right under our noses.

From Australia With Love Blog Hop introduces you to 18 Aussie authors across a variety of categories and genres. Each author is hosting three of their fellow blog hop participants between now and Valentine’s Day to let you find out more about them. So follow them on twitter, like their Facebook page and visit their blogs during the blog hop period to discover more great Australian writers.

And to show how much these Aussie authors love their readers, they’ve donated some great prizes for you to win!

Author & Facebook Page




Ronnie Strong


Ronnie Strong

Becca Lee


Becca Lee

Nina Levine


Books By Nina Levine

Nicole R Taylor


Nicole R Taylor

Cameron Trost


Cameron Trost

L.L. Hunter


Angels on Earth

New Adult and Young Adult



Down Under Wonderings

Lisa Swallow


Lisa Swallow

Katie Hamstead


Katie Teller’s Stories

Nicole Hayes


Nicole Hayes

K.A. Last



Laura Katherine


The Quill Weilder

Cassandra Page


Cassandra Page

Stacey Nash


Stacey Nash

Lauren K McKellar


Lauren K McKellar

MG & Chapter Books*

LJ Clarkson


Mastermind Academy

Melissa Gijsbers


Melissa Writes

Jacqueline Harvey


Jacqueline Harvey

 *Also visit YAtopia for additional MG posts.

Interview on ABC Local Radio

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Liz Ellis at the ABC studios about The Whole of My World. It was a lot of fun meeting someone I greatly admire, but also being able to talk about some of the bigger themes I explored in the story. Was a fun morning, and even better hearing the interview on air. I’ll include the link here when it’s available.

But in the meantime, here’s the file for your listening pleasure…

And the winner is….

Results from contest are:

Tricia Williamson aka @TriciaWill has won a signed copy of The Whole of My World.


And the winner of the Gift Voucher is Effie B aka @

Congratulations to you both! Your prizes will go out this week.

Thanks to everyone for playing along, and watch out for future contests and giveaways.

In the meantime, happy reading!



What a contest looks like…

Here. This, right here, is what a contest looks like.

Small coverAll you have to do is follow me on Twitter – @nichmelbourne – and tweet this by December 29 (midnight, Australian Eastern Standard Time):

RT to win a copy of The Whole of My World from  – Winner tweeted December 30:   

I will draw one winner and announce them on Twitter on December 30. Good luck, and tell your friends!

(Open to anyone in Australia, New Zealand, UK and US.)

And wait! There’s more…

Share with your friends on Twitter and you could win a bonus pre-paid gift card to a value equivalent to Australian $25. THE MORE YOU SHARE, THE MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

As above, contest closes Midnight December 29, Australian Eastern Standard Time.