An extraordinary few days in Tasmania recently as showrunner Vicki Madden and I worked with emerging TV writers in an intensive workshop on the business and craft of television. The workshop funded by Screen Tasmania, and dubbed ‘The Masters’ Apprentices’, is the first stage in a development program that will see four writers selected to come into the writers room with Vicki and I on our new drama series. There was no shortage of talent and enthusiasm, and Tasmania itself is the richest story-setting location in Australia - no where else in the country has such a mix of landscape, dark history and diverse society as Tassie. It’s a writer’s gold mine!
My new book, The Mothers (released in just 6 days time) is set in Tasmania and it certainly won’t be the last time I set a story there for either page or screen.