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Lisa Heidke

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in Melbourne, Australia



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After growing up in Brisbane, I ran away to Sydney, via London, and worked in book and magazine publishing. After many years living in the inner west, I was surprised one morning to wake up and find myself married with three children and living on the North Shore.

I’m not one of those people who’ve always wanted to write a novel...okay, I am one of those people. But it wasn’t until a few years ago I seriously challenged myself to do something about it. In fact, it was during an alcohol fuelled New Year’s Eve party where friends had been discussing the merits of a newly published novel.

‘I could write that,’ I blurted to anyone who’d listen. I’ve long forgotten the title of the book from that night, but the idea of writing my own novel, quickl

I'm having a great time visiting libraries and chatting about writing, reading ...most topics really, and of course, my latest release 'It Started with a Kiss'.

Last Friday, I had the privilege of visiting Cardiff Library, up Newcastle way! It was a great night, not only because I caught up with lovely friends like Cathy Shay, Susan Whelan and Tracey Baglin, but because the audience asked terrif... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 09, 2015 15:41 • 13 views • Tags: cardiff-library, fiction, it-started-with-a-kiss, libraries, women-s-fiction
Average rating: 3.76 · 300 ratings · 71 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Stella Makes Good
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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What Kate Did Next
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Claudia's Big Break
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Lucy Springer Gets Even
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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It Started with a Kiss
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Callahan Split
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — expected publication 2015
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Karen Tyrrell Hi Lisa, Thanks for friending,
Please check ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness.
A teachers gutsy story of parent harassment, mental breakdown & recovery
Karen :)

message 2: by Lisa

Lisa Heidke Brenda wrote: "Thanks for the 'friending' Lisa! Hope you're happy and well...over the car mishap on the way home from Taree!!"

Thanks Brenda! Yes I going well. It was an adventure, that's for sure.

Brenda Thanks for the 'friending' Lisa! Hope you're happy and well...over the car mishap on the way home from Taree!!

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