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#121 When Writers Collaborate, with Kelly Hunter, Victoria Purman, Cathryn Hein & Fiona McArthur

What do you get when you combine the talents of four of Australia’s top romance authors – Kelly Hunter, Victoria Purman, Cathryn Hein and Fiona McArthur? A bestselling romance series, for a start. And an altogether fun podcast, notwithstanding the challenges of keeping track of the number of awards, novels, and accolades these ladies have notched up between them over the years.

In the crowded and competitive field of romance, these ladies stand out – as does their latest venture, a rural romance series smattered with runaway brides, historic homesteads, and quaint country towns full of characters we all recognise.



The secret behind the success of the multi-series, The Outback Brides: Maggie’s Run, Bella’s Secret, Elsa’s Stand and Holly’s Heart, is the chemistry between its authors.

Mark Dawson, author and podcaster, says ‘collaborating on a writing project can be both enjoyable and profitable if done properly…it can challenge you and make you a better writer.’ These four women were already at the top of the romance pack before they joined forces. Combining their strengths, story telling, technical expertise was always going to be a win-win for both the writers and their readers.

In this episode we get down to the nitty-gritty:

  • communication
  • project planning
  • time management
  • accountability

You can find out more about the authors here: Kelly Hunter here, Victoria Purman here, Cathryn Hein here, and Fiona McArthur here.


About the author, Melinda

I'm an authorpreneur, English teacher and podcaster who dreams of a life on the road full of adventures and handsome heroes, whilst making squizillions of dollars in book sales to pay for my chocolate fix. In the real world, I write novels and non-fiction, and offer my expert advice via online courses (as soon as I make them) and writing retreats (as soon as I organise them).

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