About the author….Sally Seltmann
She is an Australian singersongwriter who used to go under the stage name New Buffalo. This is her debut novel. This novel was inspired by… I went to art school and worked as a waitress in my twenties, so I drew a lot of inspiration for some of the characters through my own experiences. I’ve always loved Balmain in Sydney, and grew up close by. Setting Lovesome in that area really helped shape the story. I wanted to write it because… Writing a book has been a dream of mine for about 10 years.
Songwriting is different to writing a novel because…
With songwriting, you need to learn to say things with fewer words and it almost always needs to rhyme. In some songs, you can briefly tell a story, but in others, the lyrics are more open-ended and people often bring their own story to it. The beauty of writing a novel is that you can be as descriptive as you like.