July News

Judith, Tina, Jennifer and Ruth basking in winter sunshine with their treasures from the Lismore Rotary Club book fair. Our members send Crime Expert Ruth on her adventure to country Victoria.

Our members

Our members—Libby, Tina, Ruth, Jennifer, and Judith—celebrate emerging from our post-pandemic hibernation with cake and champers to mark Judith’s successful contract signing, and Ruth and Jennifer’s birthdays. Being diligent scribes, we also revised a first chapter to final draft and finished a synopsis (in between mouthfuls of cake).


        Our final event for 2022 was a book signing by well known Australian writers Annie Seaton and Fiona McArthur at the Ballina Library. An audience of more than 40 filled a cosy space screened by bookshelves to hear fascinating insights into the writing process, sources of inspiration for strong stories, and […]

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

By Ruth Morgan As I read the requirements for the last challenge, I muttered and spluttered and thought, that’s that. It’s way beyond anything I’m able to do, I know nothing about writing in that style. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I decided this year that I would enter my writing in […]

Jennifer Hoff Runner Up In The Stringybark Short Story 2021 Contest

Our Rainbow Writers Group member Jennifer Hoff had a recent success as a runner up in the Stringybark Short Story 2021 Contest with her story Taking Tea with Ben Hall included in this year’s anthology, The Mirror.To buy a copy, check out our BOOK page.   Read an excerpt from Jennifer’s story here: TAKING TEA […]


By Jennifer Hoff Cruising is supposed to be fun, the ultimate escape, not an occasion for disaster! The downward spiral started soon after I boarded a glitzy cruise ship in Sydney for a dream voyage to Bora Bora, Moorea and Papeete. The cruise wasn’t all self-indulgence. I had two future projects in mind: Gauguin’s time […]