Posted by: Lisa Hill | April 4, 2011

Meet an Aussie Author: Honey Brown

Honey Brown’s debut novel, Red Queen, was published in 2009 to critical acclaim and won a 2009 Aurealis Award for the Best Horror Novel.   Now her latest work, The Good Daughter has been long-listed for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award.

I haven’t read it, but Niki Bruce has reviewed it here  and Deliciously Fictitious has a review here.   (BTW Niki, If you’re reading this, I tried to thank you for this link on your blog, but (as so often happens with BlogSpot blogs), the comments box had a hissy fit and wouldn’t let me).

Thanks to Amy Whittaker, publicist for the Miles Franklin, Honey has kindly agreed to contribute to this Meet an Aussie Author series, and here are her responses to my ten questions:

1.  I was born… in Traralgon, Victoria

2.  When I was a child I wrote… poetry. I still remember the first poem I wrote, it starts – A deer walks down to the waters edge…

3.  The person who encouraged/inspired/mentored me to write is/was… me.  The creative side of my brain kept pestering the commonsense side of my brain.

4.  I write in… my home office.

5.  I write when… whenever I can, but usually it’s nine till five, weekdays.

6.  Research is…. asking my husband questions. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, and has an uncanny ability to remember names, places, objects and details.

7.  I keep my published work/s in … a neat stack at the end of my desk.

8.  On the day my first book was published, I… can’t remember what I was doing.

9.  At the moment, I’m writing … the screenplay for my first novel Red Queen.

10.When I’m stuck for an idea/word/phrase, I … keep thinking.

It sounds as if Red Queen will be making its way to The Big Screen before long!

Thanks for contributing, Honey:)


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  1. […] Honey Brown was longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award.  You can find out more about her in Meet an Aussie Author. […]

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  2. […] Honey Brown was longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award.  You can find out more about her in Meet an Aussie Author. […]

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