Melanie Milburne: I’ve always felt the tension – BT068

Melanie Milburne: I’ve always felt the tension – BT068

Guest: Melanie Milburne | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 18/08/2018 RWAus

When I heard Melanie Milburne’s keynote at the 2018 Australian Romance Readers’ Award, I knew we had to have her on the show. Her speech as a powerful personal statement about reconciling her feminism and her writing career. It as powerful because it was so honest and reflective in a way I hadn’t heard from many romance authors before. I hope that comes out in our conversation in this episode. Melanie celebrates over 15 years and 80 books this week — an amazing achievement.

Shout out to stephnay14 for the awesome review on Apple Podcasts!


Melanie Milburne — Australian author of contemporary category romance:


  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Lexi’s Secret by Melanie Milburne
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Prince’s Stolen Virgin by Maisey Yates
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Penniless Virgin to Sicilian Bride by Melanie Milburne
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Choke by Sofie Laguna
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent


Kate Cuthbert, Victoria Dahl, Michael Robotham


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