A Fine Romance
Jodi McAlister + Hugh Breakey + Amy Taylor + Kay Kerr + Kylie Scott
slq The Studio
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
We’re all suckers for a good love story, and these fabulous authors are giving the romantic comedy a well-deserved revival. Grounded in authentic and relatable human experiences, these books are rewriting the love story for a new era, making us laugh, cry and fall head over heels.
Jodi is both an author and scholar of romance fiction. As an author, she's written romance novels for adults and young adults: most recently, the Marry Me, Juliet series (Simon & Schuster) and Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending (Wakefield). As an academic, she has published two monographs and numerous articles and book chapters, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Writing, Literature and Culture at Deakin University in Melbourne.
Hugh is a writer and philosopher. He has a PhD in moral philosophy, and works as a Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance & Law. He has previously worked as an airport construction worker, editor, theatre director, kitchen hand, ethics consultant, pinball repairer, disk jockey, tennis court builder, and university lecturer. Hugh plays the drums, has a black belt in karate, and lives in rural Australia with his two children and his wife—novelist and New York Times bestseller, Kylie Scott.
Kay Kerr is an autistic author and journalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her latest book, Love & Autism, is out now. It is a narrative non-fiction, celebrating neurodivergent life and love. Her first two novels are for Young Adult readers: Please Don’t Hug Me and Social Queue. They have been long and shortlisted for awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and the Queensland Literary Awards. Kay’s freelance writing has appeared in The Guardian, SBS Voices, Daily Life, Broadsheet, and Peppermint Magazine, amongst others. She writes about autistic representation, disability, parenting, pop culture, gardening, and feelings.
Kylie is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling, Audie Award winning author. She has sold over 2,000,000 books and was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year four times by the Australian Romance Reader’s Association. Her books have been translated into fifteen different languages and she is based in Queensland, Australia.