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’
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
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
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
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:
I had an in-depth interview with Kate Evans @ Books Plus and Books + Arts, Radio National about Elizabeth Gould and The Birdman’s Wife. The interview will be broadcast in the coming weeks on Books + Arts. Click on the link below to download the podcast or listen online: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/melissa-ashley-story-of-elizabeth-gould-the-birdman’s-wife/8017164
While most people were placing bets for the Melbourne Cup, I had great fun this afternoon talking about The Birdman’s Wife and the incredible life and artistry of Elizabeth Gould. Click on the link below to listen to the podcast. Thanks ABC 666 and Louise Maher and her great team.