I’ll be taking part in this writers’ and readers’ event at the Dun Laoghaire Mountains to Sea Book Festival in County Dublin on September 7 – hope to see you there!
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My big thanks to author Helene Young for this interview on her website.
At Home with the Templetons is the featured book in The “Friend” Book Club in The People’s Friend magazine, August 13 issue. I also have two articles appearing in The People’s Friend soon – ‘The Aunt’s Story’ in the August … More
I’m very happy to show you the Australian cover for Lola’s Secret, which will be published in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland in October 2011, and in the UK and USA in 2012. For Australian readers: if you’d like to … More
Today is publication day for At Home with the Templetons in Germany, under the title, Die Geheimnisse der Familie Templeton, which translates as The Secrets of the Templeton Family. Meine deutschen Leser haben hoffentlich Freude daran!
For Irish readers: as part of the Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival in County Meath, I’ll be taking part in an event called Ireland & Australia: Historical & Literary Links at the Oldcastle Library in Co Meath on Thursday … More
I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons has been shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards. My big thanks to all the booksellers around Australia and to everyone at … More
I’m happy to tell you that my new novel, Lola’s Secret, will be published in Australia and Ireland in October 2011, and in the UK and USA in 2012. I’ve loved writing it, especially because it’s set in my home … More
My big thanks to Sarah Downey at the Irish writing resources website www.writing.ie for this interview.
I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year) Awards organized by the Romance Writers of Australia. The winners will be announced in Melbourne … More
Thanks very much to the readers who posted such great questions during my hour-long webchat on allaboutyou.com on May 3. We covered everything from writer’s block and characters’ names to the impact of the internet on the future of books … More
My big thanks to all the readers and booksellers who made my recent book tour in the US so enjoyable, with special thanks to Arlene and Leslie at Read Between the Lynes bookshop in Woodstock, Illinois; Marcia Callaghan, Camille Cassel … More
At Home with the Templetons is the featured book on the brand new allaboutyou.com website. Please click here for details, to enter their on-line competition and to take part in a webchat on May 3.
I’m delighted to let my US readers know that At Home with the Templetons has been chosen as a Target Breakout Book. It will be part of special displays in Target stores throughout April and May. Thank you Target!
I spent Monday signing many copies of the paperback edition of At Home with the Templetons for Irish book wholesalers Eason and Argosy in Dublin. The signed copies will soon be available in bookshops around Ireland.
Today is publication day in the UK and Ireland for the paperback edition of At Home with the Templetons! I hope you all like the beautiful cover as much as I do.
Today is the official publication day in the USA for At Home with the Templetons! I’m really looking forward to visiting Woodstock, New York, Boston and St Joseph for bookshop talks and events in April – please check the Events … More
I’ll be joining a host of Irish women’s fiction authors for a special readers’ event in Eason’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin this Thursday 31 March at 7.30 pm – please go to the Eason Facebook Book Club for all the info http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163019297087161 … More
Sometimes being a novelist is like having a film crew living in your head. There’s a casting agent picking characters, a wardrobe mistress dressing them, a scriptwriter developing plots and dialogue. And before anything can really get going, you need … More
At Home with the Templetons will be published in the USA on March 29, 2011, and I’m very happy to say I’ll be there in April, doing talks and bookshop events in Woodstock, New York, Boston and St Joseph. If … More
For Dublin readers: Monica is one of the speakers in the National Library of Ireland’s Library Late series on Irish Popular Fiction. ‘The Making of a Bestseller’, a panel discussion chaired by RTE broadcaster John Murray, with Monica, literary agent … More
Monica will be taking part in an online discussion about AT HOME WITH THE TEMPLETONS on Friday 25th February, as part of Australian author Fleur McDonald’s on-line Book Club. To join in or for more information, please go to Fleur’s … More
At Home with the Templetons will now be published in the USA on the earlier date of March 29, 2011. The American edition, published by Ballantine Books/Random House, also features a Conversation with Monica and reading group discussion questions. Monica … More
A lovely review of At Home with the Templetons in this month’s edition of Ulster Tatler magazine. At Home with the Templetons review, Ulster Tatler, Feb 2011
Two months before the April UK & Irish paperback publication of At Home with the Templetons, Monica joined with a dozen Pan Macmillan authors to celebrate a bumper year ahead of women’s fiction. Pictured at the Book Tales & Cocktails … More
Happy Australia Day – and big congratulations too to Jo Kelly and all the terrific team behind the South Australian Rural Women’s Gathering in Melrose, which has been named Event of the Year in the Australia Day Awards in their … More
I’m very happy to say that At Home with the Templetons will be published in paperback in the UK and Ireland in April 2011, and the first review has appeared in the UK Bookseller magazine: ‘A glorious tale of two … More
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating floods in Queensland. If you would like to and are able to help in any way, please go to www.qld.gov.au/floods
A very Happy New Year to you all – I hope you had a restful and Merry Christmas and that 2011 is filled with good times, good health and happiness. Thanks very much to everyone who has been in touch … More
At Home with the Templetons will be appearing on TV in Australia over the next fortnight – please click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxBnljuN2ug for a preview of the Penguin Australia ad. I hope you like it as much as I do.
I’m delighted to give my US readers an early look at the cover of the American edition, which also features the beautiful (and so intriguing) garden path image. At Home with the Templetons will be published in the US on … More
Monica’s conversation about At Home with the Templetons with fellow author Toni Jordan at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne is now available on-line: http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/monica-mcinerney/
I’m now back home in Dublin and would like to send a big thank you to everyone who helped make my Australian tour for At Home with the Templetons such a special time for me. Warmest thanks to all the … More
Monica’s book tour for At Home with the Templetons finished in her home town of Clare, South Australia. A big thanks to Rose and Mary at Clare High School; Heather, Charles, Candace, Val, Claire, and all at the Clare Library; … More
I’m thrilled to say that At Home with the Templetons has been shortlisted for the Eason’s Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year in the 2010 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. If you’d like to vote, please visit http://www.irishbookawards.ie/PublicVote.aspx
Monica visited Orange and Bathurst in regional NSW, giving talks at the Bathurst Library for Books Plus, Bathurst and at the Sweet Sour Salt restaurant in Orange with Collins Booksellers.
Monica speaking at an event for Angus & Robertson, in Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW, at the beautiful Centennial Vineyards Restaurant.
Writer-and-artist-in-the-making Lizzie Arnold (aged 12) gave Monica this wonderful eyewitness report of the At Home with the Templetons launch at the Hobart Bookshop, Friday 22 October.
Monica also visited bookshops in Launceston and Hobart last week.
While in Bendigo, Monica was delighted and honoured to meet 95-year-old booklover and reader Phyllis Brown and her family.
Photos from Monica’s visit to the Victorian goldfields, where she gave talks and signed copies of At Home with the Templetons at Book City in Ballarat, in the Bendigo Library for Dymocks Bendigo and Stoneman’s Bookshop in Castlemaine.
Thank you very much to everyone who has come to my talks and bookshop signings around Australia in October, it’s been so lovely to meet you all. My special thanks too to all the booksellers. My final events take place … More
I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons is number 1 on the Australian fiction bestsellers list and in the Top 5 general fiction lists – my big thanks to everyone at my publisher, Penguin; all the booksellers … More
Monica was one of the guest speakers at the South Australian Rural Women’s Gathering at Melrose on October 16. Big thanks and congratulations to Jo and all her committee for their remarkable weekend event – www.saruralwomensgathering.org.au
Monica will be giving talks this week in Ballarat and Bendigo in the Victorian goldfields – the setting for At Home with the Templetons. Please see the Events page for all the details.
Monica in Brisbane, Tuesday 12 October
Photos from Monica’s talk at the Marion Cultural Centre, October 6, 2010
Monica and the Penguin TV team pictured filming in Castlemaine in the Victorian goldfields, one of the main settings for At Home with the Templetons. For those of you who haven’t seen the Off the Page film, you can view … More
Monica pictured at the Dymocks Garden City event in Perth on Tuesday 5 October
Thanks very much to everyone who has come along to my talks so far in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, it’s been a real treat to meet you all. I’ll be doing events and giving talks around Australia throughout … More
I’m honoured to be part of The Big Book of Hope, a new anthology of fiction and non-fiction published in Ireland by Poolbeg, with royalties going to the HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity helping the street children of Kolkata, India. … More
Monica being interviewed by Alex Sloan’s morning program on 666 ABC Canberra.
To mark the publication of At Home with the Templetons in Ireland, earlier in September, Monica spent a day signing copies at the Eason and Argosy book warehouses in Dublin.
Today is the official publication date for my new novel, At Home with the Templetons, in Australia and New Zealand. I am delighted to be back in Australia and looking forward to starting my tour today. Please do come along, … More
“Monica McInerney spent six months researching stage fright, Irish surf schools and much more for her latest novel, she tells Rachel Wilson.” A 2010 interview with Fancy Goods about At Home With The Templetons: http://www.fancygoods.com.au/booksellerpublisher-magazine/2010/09/22/interview-monica-mcinerney-on-at-home-with-the-templetons-michael-joseph/
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Readers in Dublin might like to keep an eye out for the At Home with the Templetons bus ad passing by from September 27 for 2 weeks.
I’m delighted to say that my new novel At Home with the Templetons is being published in Australia and New Zealand on September 27, 2010, and in Ireland on October 1, with publication in the USA, UK and Germany coming early 2011.
Will my citizenship be revoked if I confess I hope never to experience a full Australian summer again? If I admit that three months of hot, dry days and hot, tossing-and-turning nights is my idea of weather hell? If I … More
I have a friend who goes running when she is feeling down. Another takes a long bath. Another reorganises her linen cupboard. I cook soup. Great big pots of it, made from scratch, using all the vegetables I can lay … More
The first time I tasted garlic prawns was at my Aunt Jacqueline’s house. I was thirteen years old, a country girl, the middle of seven children, raised on a diet of chops and three vegetables during the week, and roast … More
I never expected to spend my first night in San Francisco wishing I could levitate. Or that instead of having good walking shoes for the hills and a warm coat for the fog, I had a suitcase full of rubber … More
I think it’s time for a new word to describe someone living in another country. Expatriate – defined as out of one’s country – doesn’t cover it any more. The word speaks to me of isolation, separation and distance, yet … More
An enjoyable interview with Maureen Doll of the Irish American Post: http://www.gaelicweb.com/irishampost/year2006/08summer/featured/featured07.html