Researching and writing The Godmothers

The question I’m most often asked about a new novel is ‘what inspired it?’ With The Godmothers, the seeds were planted by two family stories. One is from my childhood, the second more recent. In 1957, my father’s half-sister, then aged 44, … More

Tour Announcement: The Godmothers

I’m thrilled to share details of my Australian tour for The Godmothers. Due to travel restrictions, I’ll be doing in-person events in South Australia only, and online events in partnership with bookshops and libraries across the rest of the country. … More

The Godmothers coming soon

My new novel The Godmothers is on the way: 29/9/20 in Australia/NZ with Penguin Random House, 21/1/2021 in the UK/Ireland with Welbeck Publishing. I’ll be sharing plans of my in-person and digital events very soon. ‘I don’t want two wishy-washy … More

Start Reading The Trip of a Lifetime

I’m delighted to say that today is the official publication date for The Trip of a Lifetime in Australia and New Zealand, and also the first day of my July book tour. I’m very happy to be back home again. … More

Curl Up with the Quinlans reading weekend

To celebrate the release of my new book, The Trip of a Lifetime (out 3 July), I’m delighted to announce a special ‘Curl Up with the Quinlans’ reading weekend on Facebook. To join me, make sure you have your copy … More

My first copy arrives in Dublin

My first copy of The Trip of a Lifetime has arrived in Dublin, hot off the press in Australia! Thanks so much to my publishers Penguin Books Australia, I’m thrilled to see it. I hope all of you in Australia … More

The Trip of a Lifetime hot off the press!

A very exciting photo appeared in my email in-box this morning in Dublin: the first copies of The Trip of a Lifetime, hot off the press in Australia! My big thanks to these two wonderful women, my Penguin Random House … More

July tour & Adelaide event details

A message for my Adelaide friends 🙂 The venue for my evening talk with Dymocks on Wednesday 19 July has now been confirmed – I’ll be at the beautiful Institute Building at the State Library of South Australia at 6pm. … More

A noisy necklace + missed flight = Lola’s Secret

My novel Lola’s Secret is the second of my books featuring Lola Quinlan and her family. Its arrival came as a complete surprise to me, as I explained in this website post for my fellow Australian author Fleur McDonald in … More

The Alphabet Sisters cover stories

My forthcoming novel The Trip of a Lifetime is the third of my novels to feature Lola Quinlan and her family (though I promise it is a standalone story if you haven’t read the earlier ones.) The first Quinlan family … More

The Trip of a Lifetime July tour

My big thanks to the booksellers & librarians around Australia who are already promoting the talks & events I’ll be doing during my July tour for my new novel The Trip of a Lifetime. The details of all 24 events … More

The Quinlan family tree

Penguin Books Australia have started the countdown to The Trip of a Lifetime with this great animation of the Quinlan family tree. I’m counting down too! Watch the family tree animation over on my Facebook page. This book reunites readers … More

Announcing my July tour!

I’m delighted to be able to share this link to the Events page, with the details of my July Australian book tour for The Trip of a Lifetime. I’ll be visiting and giving talks about my books and writing in … More

New look Quinlan covers

It’s now just nine weeks until my latest novel The Trip of a Lifetime is published in Australia and NZ. Yesterday I was thrilled to receive advance copies of the new editions of my two earlier novels also featuring Lola … More

My cover comes to life

My beautiful new book cover has come to life over on Instagram! Thank you so much for the clever animation, Penguin Random House Australia. The Trip of a Lifetime will be in bookshops in Australia & NZ in July, in … More

Australian Authors in the spotlight

I’m delighted to be talked about in this list of ‘Australian Authors Everyone’s Talking About‘. Thank you very much, Better Reading!