Theresa Smith

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Writer, avid reader, keen reviewer, book collector, drinker of all tea blends originating from Earl Grey, and modern history enthusiast. I enjoy reading many genres but have a particular interest in historical fiction. Historical Fiction Editor with the Australian Women Writers Challenge.
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Theresa Smith Women's fiction would be the genre but they all contain an emphasis on domestic drama. My background is in sociology so I like to weave current issues…moreWomen's fiction would be the genre but they all contain an emphasis on domestic drama. My background is in sociology so I like to weave current issues into popular fiction. I endeavour to keep things as real as possible within a story so as to make it more relatable to readers.(less)
Theresa Smith My current project is the first book in a series I am planning about a small remote coastal town up in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The series will be bas…moreMy current project is the first book in a series I am planning about a small remote coastal town up in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The series will be based around the inhabitants and their daily lives, with an element of small town drama and a fair bit of Aussie humour thrown into the mix. (less)
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Somebody I Used to Know (So...

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Lemongrass Bay

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In The Arms of Sleep

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Yellow Light (Somebody That...

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Selling the Drama

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The Week That Was…

The first week of my winter school holidays break is almost done and three of those days were spent with another migraine. You’d think that after thirty years of having them that I’d be used to it. For the most part, I am, but this year has been particularly viscous in terms of frequency. I’ve had times where I barely get them, maybe one in six months, and then there’s been times where they hound

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A Month of Reading: June

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Total books read for June: 12
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Last Survivor by Tony Park
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Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis
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Rural fiction, be it crime or romantic suspense, is not my usual area of interest when it comes to reading, despite living in the Outback myself, however, this one caught my eye for a couple of reasons. First, the setting is up in the Gulf, in a Wild ...more
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The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon
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I always look forward to a new release from Josephine Moon. As a pioneer of the sub-genre Food Lit, it goes without saying that her stories are delicious – and they generally make you hungry! This latest release is about a cake maker and it was all j ...more
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The Silk House by Kayte Nunn
The Silk House
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‘I’m interested in persecution ideologies – specifically witchcraft in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.’

Oh yes…so am I! Another novel that seems as though it has been perfectly tailored just for me. Kayte Nunn is an author of exceptional t
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The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
"I was a huge fan of Caoilinn Hughes’ first novel, The Orchid and the Wasp, last year so was excited to see what she tackled next. Very different subject matter here, but her sublime writing and creation of fully rounded, warts-and-all, memorable char" Read more of this review »
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The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
"I love it when a poet writes a novel. Each sentence is so plump full of great images: a pelican jaw, a Tetris goatee, someone panthering down a driveway. And no unnecessary filler paragraphs, either; everything has been pared down to the core and alm" Read more of this review »
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The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes
"What to say about this brilliant gut punch of a novel?

The Wild Laughter is a 200-page novel with the depth of a veritable tome. It moves assuredly and precisely, taking you further into the family dynamics of the Black family and the financial and ph" Read more of this review »
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“There are some things in life that just are. They are meant to be, and to fight against them is to ensure your own loss.”
Theresa Smith, Somebody I Used to Know

“I felt like an integral part of my being had just been ripped out of me, only to have it replaced with something that did not belong.”
Theresa Smith, Somebody I Used to Know

“I loved him. In a completely platonic, best friend, would not even go there if you were the last guy on earth, sort of way.”
Theresa Smith, Somebody I Used to Know

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“You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.”
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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
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“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
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“I don't think I've ever felt anything other than lonely. "
The saddest part of this was not the words, but the tone he said them with. So matter of fact; as though loneliness was the same as the colour of your hair or having too many freckles. A fact about yourself that could not be permanently altered.”
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“With great love comes occasions of pain. You can't skip the pain; without it, you would never know what a precious thing love is. You wouldn't know to hang onto it. You wouldn't know to fight for it.
You embrace the pain because the love makes it all worthwhile.”
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