Quick Qs: Author R.A. Spratt on ‘Friday Barnes: Girl Detective’

In which I catch up with Australian author R.A. Spratt to talk about her new book Friday Barnes: Girl Detective, a witty, rollicking mystery featuring an enterprising eleven-year-old super sleuth.     If you have anything vaguely to do with children in say, the 8 to 12 year-old age bracket, you may well already know R.A. Spratt as …

Quick Qs: Taylor Litton-Strain – ‘Into The Streets’

In which I talk to emerging film producer Taylor Litton-Strain about her film Into The Streets, a documentary about Sydney's first Mardi Gras, screening as part of The St Kilda Film Festival.     The 2014 St Kilda Film Festival kicks off this week, and Sydney-based producer Taylor Litton-Strain has three (count 'em!) short films …