As a child my favourite book was ... Johanna Spyri’s Heidi. I remember the awe I felt reading it for the first time – how miraculous it seemed that an author could use mere words to transport me from Western Sydney to the Swiss Alps! It felt like magic.
Before I Let You Go was inspired by ... The complex relationship between sisters, and the impact of real-world laws around addiction in some US states.
Describe Before I Let You Go in a sentence. Sisters Annie and Lexie Vidler share an intense bond after a difficult childhood – but Annie’s addiction stretches that bond to its limits, particularly once her daughter Daisy is born.
When I’m not writing I ... am, for better or worse, thinking about writing.
My favourite place to curl up with a book is ... any place is a good place for reading!
Kali Napier, author of THE SECRET'S AT OCEAN'S EDGE tells us 5 things she discovered about 1930's life in Australia whilst researching her novel.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing. You will want to spend more that 5 minutes with Michael.