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Tanya Nellestein

Freelance Journalist

Location icon Australia

First and foremost, Tanya is a journalist specialising in all things romance. She loves sharing stories of love and lust, while breaking down outdated stereotypes - all while wearing a tiara and sipping champagne.
As a life long experience enthusiast, Tanya loves finding the fresh angle and bringing stories to life to share with audiences, near and far.

Portfolio
Smh
02/06/2020
I write romance because two things can save the world: love and books

I spent a year interviewing the authors who meet our literary romantic needs, and what I've learnt about love and lust has been eye-opening. Here are the top lessons I've discovered. Consider the plot for all three trilogies within the Star Wars franchise - boy from the wrong side of the moons falls for courageous and beautiful girl who has sworn to fight for the freedom of the galaxy.

SundayLife
22/04/2018
Hanging up the tiara

A humorous contemplation of what would make a monarchist turn to the dark side of the republic debate

Hearts Talk - Romance Writers of Australia Journal
02/01/2020
Where Art Thou?

The Dept of Communications and the Arts is about to be swallowed whole into a new super-ministry. How will this impact on writers in Australia?

Blush Magazine
11/08/2019
Getting to know Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth is a Doctor of Fairy Tales, a life long rose fancier, and and internationally bestselling author or award winning books.

Blush Magazine
09/04/2019
Strong Women Protagonists

Strong, independent and capable of rescuing themselves, and anyone else who needs it.

Hearts Talk - Romance Writers of Australia Journal
02/01/2020
Love Will Save Us All

In honour of Valentine's Day, this article explores how romance can be found in the most unlikely places

Blush Magazine
09/04/2019
Romance Novel Adaptations

The film industry is cashing in on the captive audience of romance readers, and don't we just love it.

Blush Magazine
12/08/2019
Kaneana May

A profile on debut author, Kaneana May

Blush Magazine
07/01/2019
Love in a Time of War

What is it about bombs dropping and people dying that makes such a good backdrop for a love story?

Blush Magazine
08/01/2019
Moving Beyond Paper

New platforms for readers and writers are making romance even more accessible

Hearts Talk - Romance Writers of Australia Journal
02/01/2020
The Language of Love

Nothing symbolises love quite like the rose - why is that?

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