The Writer's Life and Upcoming Events

It’s a busy time, launching a new book into the world. Five years of work to bring the book to life, and then letting it free and hoping people see it and want to read it. With the support of my publisher Allen&Unwin, I’ve been enjoying talking to readers at events all over the east coast of Australia, and I’ve also been chatting to lovers of literature on the airwaves - radio and podcasts. It has been very exciting. Imagine the thrill of seeing your book in shops and being reviewed in newspapers … a special thrill when the reports are good, which has been the case so far with ‘The Orchardist’s Daughter’.

I have quite a few events coming up as well - you can find all the details on my website events page (

Here are a few photos of my journey so far, talking with readers about books and writing.

From the top, left to right:

At 3CR with Dave, author CP Pomere and Jan Goldsmith. Collins Booksellers Croydon, Bowral Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries. Dymocks Brisbane. Dymocks Doncaster. Dymocks Hobart. Fairfield Books, Melbourne. The Hobart Bookshop. The State Bookshop, North Hobart. Yarra Junction Library. RACV Book launch with Chairman Netta Griffin.