November 14, 2021

Marcie Gill Q&A

Welcome to Kids’ Book Review, Monica! You’re known as the bestselling author of 12 novels for adults. What prompted you to write Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat, your…

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October 19, 2021

A Lovely Interview with KiddoMag

MEET: MONICA MCINERNEY, AUTHOR OF MARCIE GILL AND THE CARAVAN PARK CAT Adelaide raised Monica McInerney has over a dozen successful adult novels under her belt. The kind of well…

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February 1, 2021

Stranded By The Pandemic

I hadn’t planned to spend most of 2020 stuck in a tiny apartment in Adelaide with my 81-year-old mother and a cat. My mother hadn’t planned it either (nor, presumably,…

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January 20, 2021

My Fictional Life

This year marks my twentieth year as a published author. The media release issued by Penguin for my latest novel says I’ve written thirteen books in that time: twelve novels…

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January 11, 2021

21 Years As An Author

2021 marks my 21st year as a published author so here are 21 memories and observations on my writing career, in the lead up to my 13th book, THE GODMOTHERS,…

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December 11, 2020

A Change Of Scene Fills Your Soul

One of our most celebrated authors is based in Dublin, but has set several novels on her Clare Valley home turf. I got my first passport when…I was 19 and…

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November 11, 2020

An Interview With Gay Lynch

In the last few days of September, bestselling Irish-Australian author Monica McInerney is holed up at her mother’s Adelaide home, ready to launch her thirteenth novel The Godmothers. Despite back-to-back interviews…

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October 13, 2020

Better Reading Q&A

Congratulations on the release of your book (and an incredible 20 years of publishing!) And thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a Q&A. Thank…

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October 11, 2020

My Godmother

As a child, I was obsessed with a family mystery – the sudden death of one of my aunts. I always believed my godmother, Nan (my father’s older sister), held…

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September 2, 2020

The Inspirations Behind The Godmothers

The question I’m most often asked about a new novel is ‘what inspired it?’ With The Godmothers, the seeds were planted by two family stories. One is from my childhood, the second…

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