I’m delighted to be taking part in the Rural Women’s Gathering in Port Pirie, South Australia during a flying visit home to Australia in October. The Gathering runs from Oct 18-20, 2013, and I’ll be on a panel discussion with ABC radio presenter Annette Marner and fellow authors Susan Duncan, Fleur McDonald and Tricia Stringer [...]
We had a great launch in July of And Then He Kissed Me, a new anthology of romantic stories for teens, to which I’ve contributed a short story called ‘My Embarrassing Mother.’ Many thanks to all the real-life mothers and daughters (and even a son or two!) who came along to Eason’s Dundrum store, and [...]
Willkommen, Lola! The German edition of Lola’s Secret, with its new title Die Frauen von Clare Valley (The Women of the Clare Valley) is now available in Germany. Viel Spass beim Lesen/Happy Reading to everyone there.
I had a great day at the first Writing.ie online TV workshop ‘Writing Popular Fiction’ here in Dublin last week, alongside fellow authors Vanessa O’Loughlin, Paul Carson and Sinead Moriarty, and a terrific and talented panel of writing students in-studio. The six hour workshop was streamed live on the Internet and aspiring writers participated via [...]
If you happen to be taking a train trip in Australia on the legendary Ghan, Overland or Indian Pacific (lucky you, if so…), please do keep an eye out for the on-board magazine Platform. The current issue has an extract from my article ‘The Real-Life Railway Children’ and also this interview with me about my [...]
The House of Memories paperback edition will be in bookshops in Ireland and the UK from 6 June, and then in Australia and New Zealand in July. Here’s the great new UK/Irish cover, hot off the press…
Guten Tag, Lola! Here’s the lovely cover of the German language edition of Lola’s Secret, with its new German title Die Frauen von Clare Valley, which translates as The Women of the Clare Valley. It will be published in Germany on June 17.
For the young in years (and heart) among you – I’ve written a short story for a forthcoming teen romance anthology called And Then He Kissed Me, to be published by Walker Books on 4 July 2013. More details soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of the gorgeous cover.
I’m delighted to share the news that The House of Memories has been shortlisted for Promotional Campaign of the Year in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards. Many congratulations to my publisher Penguin Australia, especially marketing director Sally Bateman, my terrific publicist Chantelle Sturt and all the brilliant Penguin team. The Awards take place in [...]
Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Mallow Library Readers’ Day in beautiful (and sunny!) County Cork on April 27th. Special thanks to host and interviewer Dermot Bolger and librarians Christina O’Sullivan, Bernie Wallace, Grace, Majella, Liz and Rory for their warm welcome – it was a pleasure to be part of it.