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Australia’s Favourite Novelist poll

I was delighted to be named in the Top 5 in Booktopia’s poll for Australia’s Favourite Novelist – thanks so much for your votes, everyone.

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US edition of The House of Memories

The House of Memories will be published in the US on Feb 4, 2014. From RT Book Reviews magazine: Top Pick 4 ½ Stars. “Immensely moving, the pages of this novel will be read through tears and laughter, as they capture the emotions of grief, the process of healing and the unconditional nature of love [...]

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My Childhood in Country Style magazine

My Childhood in Country Style magazine

An article about my country childhood in the Clare Valley of South Australia is in this month’s Country Style magazine, available on-line and in Australian newsagents.

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The Christmas Gift – Free e-book

Here’s an early Christmas Gift from me to you – happy reading and warmest festive wishes!  

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Those Faraday Girls

New Australian covers

A beautiful new look for the Australian/New Zealand editions of my novels, available now as e-book and print-books.

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My Favourite Place

From The Age & Sydney Morning Herald travel pages – I’m one of five authors writing about “the one spot in Australia that has most informed their writings.” My spot? The Clare Valley of South Australia.  

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Research trip to County Cork

Here are some photos from my September research trip to Cork in Ireland, one of the settings for my new book, which will be published in late 2014.

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Dublin launch of And Then He Kissed Me

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 [...]

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Lola’s Secret box of German editions

Lola’s Secret published in Germany

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.

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Writing Popular Fiction online workshop

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 [...]

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