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- Maternal Instinct cover image & author bio
- Maternal Instinct media release
- Maternal Instinct writing process
- Maternal Instinct publication process
- Maternal Instinct in the media – reviews and articles
Maternal Instinct cover image & author bio
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Rebecca Bowyer lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two young sons. When not at her day jobs as a digital experience strategist and kid-wrangler, she can be found writing about books, reading and writing at Story Addict.
Rebecca’s articles on writing, feminism, parenting and the history of parenting have been published widely, including on Women’s Agenda, Ripen the Page Literary Magazine, Kidspot, Essential Kids, Mamamia, Seeing the Lighter Side and more.
Maternal Instinct media release
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Maternal Instinct writing process
- How I built Maternal Instinct’s fictional world
- The thoroughly depressing job of editing your very first first draft
- Writing fiction is a strange experience
- The first 40,000 words & taking a break from blogging
- I think I might be writing a novel
Maternal Instinct publication process
Rebecca Bowyer signed with Lauren Bieker at Fine Print Literary Management in January 2017 to represent Maternal Instinct.
After strong interest from a number of large publishing houses, but no forthcoming offers, in early 2019 Bowyer made the decision to publish the novel herself under her own imprint, Story Addict Publishing.
A successful Kickstarter campaign provided the funding for professional editing, cover art, marketing and a small first print run.
To learn more about the campaign see:
- Mid-point update: 70% funded, 14 days to go!
- If Maternal Instinct was a movie – fun images for the final week
- Book cover reveal + What comes next?
- Your book is coming 4 months early! – ARCs for Kickstarter backers
Maternal Instinct in the media – reviews and articles
“If you liked Vox, you’ll love this… Amazing debut by Rebecca Bowyer.” ~ Emily-Jane Clark, best-selling author of Sleep is for the Weak.
“Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale will be instantly hooked by Rebecca Bowyer’s controversial take on what happens when you say goodbye to the bonds and obligations of the family unit as we currently know it. As terrifying as it is important, Maternal Instinct asks questions about humanity’s final destination if we continue down society’s current path of no real support for working parents.” ~ Virginia Franken, author of Life After Coffee
“It’s a cracking good read about upholding the rules, until time shows you that maybe the rules aren’t right in the first place. This is feminist dystopian fiction at its finest, set in a not-too-distant future that is not at all difficult to envisage. Settle in, because you won’t be putting it down any time soon!” ~ Amy Wakley-Ahearn, Handbagmafia
“A gripping page-turner that had me hooked from the outset, Maternal Instinct serves up a disturbing, dystopian Australian society that is not at all far-fetched in the context of our current climate. Rebecca Bowyer weaves a rich tale of family, societal expectations, sacrifices made in the fight for the greater good, and the overwhelming power of a mother’s love. An incredible debut novel by an author with a bright future ⭐⭐⭐⭐.” ~ Rachel McDougall, Crystal Clear Communications
“It’s a story of human nature, parental instincts, and immense personal strength.” ~ Kathryn Graham on Instagram (14 June 2019)