The Road to Writing

January 26, 2017

As any aspiring author will know, the journey to becoming a published writer is never straightforward. Ronan Ryan, author of The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice which publishes today, takes us through his story.  I already knew with certainty that I wante …

Maggie O'Farrell

The book that nearly wasn’t: Maggie O’Farrell on THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

April 4, 2016

Costa-Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell writes about how her new novel came to be, save for an almost-disastrous sticky-note mishap… We are thrilled to be publishing THIS MUST BE THE PLACE on 17th May in hardback …


Patrick Gale: A Bulletin from a Verandah in North Katoomba

March 5, 2016

Writing is an activity that usually requires me to be quiet, stationary and ever so slightly bored, so that the work in progress is the most interesting thing in the room. Even then, eighty percent of my writing time involves no physical writing whatso …


Roopa Farooki on Making Time to Write

March 16, 2015

Mornings always sound hectic in our household, as any interviewer who has the misfortune to call me before the school run soon finds out. Our lofty discussion of books becomes inevitably peppered with ‘Not those trainers, THOSE trainers,’ ‘Stop upsetti …

Stephanie Bishop © Craig Peihopa

New acquisition brings The Other Side of The World closer for Tinder Press

March 6, 2015

Tinder Press has acquired Australian author Stephanie Bishop’s UK debut, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. The novel tells the story of a fractured marriage, and of a woman torn between two very different worlds when her family relocates from England to Aus …

Tinder Press

Tinder Press Open Submission

January 19, 2015

**We would like to thank you for all your fantastic submissions in March – in the end Tinder Press received over 2,000 entries. We are currently reading through these, a process we should have completed by the end of the summer. If your entry was succe …


Judy Chicurel: In My Own Words

December 15, 2014

Years ago, I attended a housewarming party given by one of my colleagues at the alternative high school where I taught English. The house was in a more affluent, secluded part of town, close to the ocean and further from the threat of retail expansion. …