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Author: Anna Spargo-Ryan

My grief cardigan

Like most people, I have accumulated many small griefs. They are time capsules, able to transport me back to what’s missing. In some ways, sometimes, I rely on it. In the minutes after my miscarriage, my grief was exquisite. I sat in an ultrasound room and

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Book club: The Healing Party

Welcome to my first choice as new Head Coach of the Pink Fibro Book Club! Confession: I've chosen a book I've already read, but I've done so because all I could think while reading this was "this would be a great book for book club." Here's

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Deleted scene: moving to Gran’s

Dad drives me to Gran's house, even though it's ten minutes on a bus and I've been there a million times. It's just for a few weeks, he says. I've got two suitcases. One has my favourite jeans and some t-shirts and homework in it. School says

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Deleted scene: the snow

We’re going to the snow. Gran took us to get snow jackets. Mine is blue and it's got a kitten on the back. Fleur wanted a black one but Gran said they don't make snow jackets in black so she got a yellow one. She looks

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A bit of author Q&A (part 3)

Part 1 Part 2   Do you consider story structure, or just let it flow? I have no idea how to consider story structure. I wrote about this for Overland a couple of years ago. Structure does not come naturally to me, and I had to work hard at

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A bit of an author Q&A (Part 1)

teehee, author! Now that my book is at the printer, I'm supposed to write about what it was like to write a book. I've written a bunch of things about what I've learned about writing, but this is the first time I've been at this

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Allison Road

In 2001 I moved back to Melbourne from Adelaide and found a room to rent in a California bungalow in Elsternwick. I went to the interview in a tight shirt with the top buttons popped open, and the three men who lived there looked me

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