9780995350625There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of putting down in words exactly what you mean to say. But this can take time and it is not uncommon to have crises of confidence in a project, its prospects or even your abilities as a writer. Trust is required throughout the creative process. Whether you’re a novice or experienced writer, Trust the Process will help you achieve your goals by providing 101 tips and exercises to inspire, energise and motivate.

Written by award-winning writer Karen Andrews the book also features contributions by some of the country’s most-respected writers: Lisa Dempster, Kelly Gardiner, Lisa Heidke, Eliza Henry-Jones, Lee Kofman, Summer Land, Laura Jean McKay, Angela Meyer, Penni Russon, Annabel Smith and Fiona Wood.



on-the-many-shapes-bodies-will-take-coverOn The Many Shapes Bodies Will Take is the first title in four years from one of Australia’s most-respected bloggers. This poetry collection picks up on a lot of the themes common to Andrews’ work: life, loss and coming to a sense of self.


“Thought-provoking, poignant and powerfully real, this collection of poetry is a stunning journey through love, loss and language that demands a second reading.” Books+Publishing




Crying in the CarCrying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood features essays, short stories and poems by award-winning writer Karen Andrews. With dashes of humour and poignancy, this is one book that will bear reflection long after finishing.

“Whichever subject Karen turns her pen to – birth, death, failure, friendship, loss, sour milk, school drop off, YouTube – you can be sure you will learn something about what it is to be a writer: connected to the business of living, while simultaneously seeking the words to express the texture of experience. Karen shows us what it feels like to feel.” Penni Russon

“Andrews’ passion for her craft is evident, as is her intuition as a writer and observation of sentiment and detail.” Books+Publishing

“[Karen] writes with honesty and insight.” Mother & Baby magazine
Miscellaneous Voices: Australian Blog Writing #1 contributors:

Miles Allinson, Jessica Au, Vanessa Bates, Alan Baxter, James Bradley, Allison Browning, Ashley Capes, Maxine Beneba Clarke, solid gold creativity, Carla Del Vecchio, Lisa Dempster, Tristan Foster, Brad Frederiksen, Stu Hatton, Mark William Jackson, Tiggy Johnson, Mike Lynch, Alison Martin, Angela Meyer, Jennifer Mills, Derek Motion, Lily Mulholland, Ruby J. Murray, A S Patric, Carole Poustie, David Prater, Penni Russon, Amanda Scotney, Tim Train, Tiffany Tregenza, Damon Young



Author: Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer and author. Her work interrogates, and celebrates, the nuances of creativity while balancing contemporary family life. She does this on her popular blog ( and her podcast The Creative Life. She is a regular contributor to publications throughout the country and when she isn’t she writing is obsessing about where to travel next in the world and how she’s going to store her massive book collection.

Illustrator: Kim Fleming

Kim Fleming has been drawing and painting ever since she realized that red and white make pink at the age of four. Although she doesn’t use much pink in her work these days, the wonder of painting and creating new worlds thrills her just as much as that first discovery. Kim has worked and exhibited in the USA and Australia, created illustrations for magazines and interactive children’s games, and illustrated several books for children and young adults. She uses a mixture of watercolours, acrylics and collage. Her website is