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The woman behind the first fairy tale: Phillip Adams interviews Melissa Ashley for Late Night Live

On Monday, 4th November, I had the extraordinary honour of being interviewed by Phillip Adams for Late Night Live, to discuss the heroine of my new novel, The Bee and the Orange Tree, Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy. You can listen to the podcast here Marie Catherine D’Aulnoy was the first author to use the term ‘Fairy… Continue reading The woman behind the first fairy tale: Phillip Adams interviews Melissa Ashley for Late Night Live

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Booktopia Books Podcast Chats to Melissa Ashley

In late October I had the pleasure of dropping in to Booktopia’s Sydney offices to sign copies of The Bee and the Orange Tree and to record a podcast with Ben Hunter and Olivia Fricot on delving into the life of 17th century French writer Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy. Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder… Continue reading Booktopia Books Podcast Chats to Melissa Ashley

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Q&A with Melissa Ashley on her novel ‘The Bee and the Orange Tree’

https://writersvictoria.org.au/writing-life/featured-writers/qa-melissa-ashley-on-her-novel-the-bee-and-the-orange-tree By: Melissa Ashley interviewed by Tara Mitchell TM: Your second novel, ‘The Bee and the Orange Tree’, tells the tale of Marie Catherine and her battle for French women’s’ equality in 1699. How did you come across Marie Catherine and what inspired you to tell her story? MA: I discovered Marie Catherine while researching another project,… Continue reading Q&A with Melissa Ashley on her novel ‘The Bee and the Orange Tree’

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HNSA: Historical Novel Society Australia Interview

Monday, March 13, 2017 Interview with Melissa Ashley It’s a great pleasure to welcome to the blog Dr Melissa Ashley, a fiction writer, poet and academic who teaches creative writing workshops at the University of Queensland. Melissa is the author of the historical fiction, The Birdman’s Wife (Affirm Press, 2016), about the incredible life of… Continue reading HNSA: Historical Novel Society Australia Interview

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Indie Book Awards 2017 Author Q & A

Melissa Ashley – author of The Birdman’s Wife Author Q&As Tell us about your book, what inspired you to write it. It all started when I fell in love with a poet, and with his poem about a bird.  We became avid birdwatchers together.  Writers, too.  When he rescued a ringneck parrot and we adopted it… Continue reading Indie Book Awards 2017 Author Q & A

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Interviews: The Birdman’s Wife

ABC Radio National: Melissa Ashley’s Story of Elizabeth Gould, The Birdman’s Wife by Kate Evans http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/melissa-ashley-story-of-elizabeth-gould-the-birdman’s-wife/8017164 Australian Writers Marketplace: Taking Five with Melissa Ashley by Taylor Jayne Wilkshire https://www.awmonline.com.au/taking-five-with-melissa-ashley/ Good Reading Magazine: Meet the Woman Responsible for John Gould’s Fame https://goodreadingmagazine.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/meet-the-woman-responsible-for-john-goulds-fame/ Booktopia: The Booktopian: Ten Terrifying Questions: The Birdman’s Wife is a Little Window into the Discovery… Continue reading Interviews: The Birdman’s Wife

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Melissa Ashley’s story of Elizabeth Gould, The Birdman’s Wife, broadcast, ABC Radio National, Kate Evans, Books and Arts, 21 November 2016

I was very fortunate to have an interview with Kate Evans broadcast on Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski’s Books and Arts program. Click on the link below to listen to the interview: