In the interview, "Murder she reads and writes", Chisholm talks about the inspiration for starting her blog, the attraction of crime fiction, being honest with reviews when it comes to books you don't enjoy, and the impact of the digital world and social media on the relationship between authors and readers, amongst other things.
"I've always been a dedicated reader, but very early on crime fiction increasingly became my books of choice," says Chisholm. "I'm very drawn to good characterisation, good plots, a purpose to the narrative and some insight into humanity. Good crime fiction ticks all of the boxes and then some. You can learn a lot about yourself and about other people from reading crime fiction."
Chisholm also refers to the 1,000 True Fan Theory, when discussing the impact of social media. You can read more about that theory here.
You can read the full ABC interview with Chisholm here. It's a good read for book bloggers and book bloggers, no matter where you are on the planet. What do you think of the interview? Of mainstream media taking a closer look at the impact of book blogging? Have you visited AustCrimeFiction? Have you read any Australian crime novels? I'd love to read your thoughts and comments.