Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War.
Her books include the best-selling Keepers trilogy, the Hidden series, the Rogues trilogy, A Clue for Clara, Rita’s Revenge, and picture book Ella and the Ocean (illustrated by Jonathan Bentley). Her stories have been translated into eleven languages and have won two Aurealis Awards for Best Australian Children’s Fantasy, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award, a Tasmanian Literary Award, and a Sisters-in-Crime Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel.
Her most recent novel is Spellhound, a whimsical fantasy for 7-11 year olds. This will be followed in 2024by a companion novel, Fledgewitch.
14 July 2023 at 11:40:00 pm
Daydreaming is where the magic happens. It’s where the grain of an idea sprouts and begins to grow into a book. For some authors, daydreaming is fundamental to formulating a story. Even those who use a linear and logical approach to writing—research, character development, outline, first draft, editing, etc. Every story begins with an idea. And if that means daydreaming is needed, then it's part of the writing process.