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There's a hell of a lot of horny people out there who are not being gratified in the way they should be. ---->>>

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.

I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer. ---->>>

I want to know what they look like, their height, and colouring, physique and speech pattens. ---->>>

I think explicit love scenes are a turn off unless it's the kind you read with one hand. ---->>>

It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice. ---->>>

It's a woman's book but I think the men will read it too. ---->>>

My husband says it is very good that I have very tiny feet, because they're easier to get in my mouth. ---->>>

There is no doubt that it is more difficult to read and more difficult to write but I still manage. ---->>>

In early draft it never satisfied me, and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary. ---->>>

I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel. ---->>>

Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research. ---->>>

The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did. ---->>>

I stopped this one about two months before federation and I want the next one to be more political. It will deal with the formation of white Australian policy and things like that. ---->>>

My fictitious characters will take the bit between their teeth and gallop off and do something that I hadn't counted on. However, I always insist on dragging them back to the straight and narrow. ---->>>

In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination. ---->>>

She told fortunes for a living. It's a wacky book and was great fun to write. It is very much a look at what life was like for women in Australia in the 1960's. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 06-01, 1937
Birthplace:
Die: 2015-01-29
Occupation: Author
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Colleen Margaretta McCullough AO (; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi, the latter of which was involved in a plagiarism controversy.(wikipedia)