January 16, 2021

UK/Irish Cover Reveal!

I LOVE the wonderful adapted cover art for the UK & Irish edition of The Godmothers – out next week (Jan 21)! Thanks so much to illustrator Dean Proudfoot at…

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January 11, 2021

The Godmothers Nominated For FAB Award

I’m delighted The Godmothers has been nominated for Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book (FAB) Award for 2020. Round 1 voting is now open. If you read and enjoyed The Godmothers and would…

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December 31, 2020

A Farewell To 2020

And so (nearly) farewell to 2020, that strange and unforgettable year. I hope you and all your family are feeling optimistic about 2021 – may it be calmer and brighter…

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December 15, 2020

Better Reading Podcast

I always love talking to Cheryl Akle of Better Reading. If you’d like to hear us discuss The Godmothers, my unexpected year in Australia, life in Ireland compared to life…

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December 6, 2020

Final Snippet Of The Godmothers

Today I’m sharing the last video in The Godmothers audiobook recording series. The star of this video is actor and voice artist Ella Scott Lynch, who you might recognise from…

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December 1, 2020

The Month Of Christmas Letters

Hello, December the first! Hello to the first paragraph of my novel Hello from the Gillespies: ‘It was December the first. Angela Gillespie did as she’d done on that day…

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November 27, 2020

Top Novels To Gift This Christmas

I am so delighted The Godmothers has been chosen as one of Booktopia’s top novels for Christmas giving, by their fiction expert Ben Hunter – thank you, Ben! “The Godmothers…

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November 25, 2020

So You Want To Be A Writer

I recently had a terrific chat with Allison Tait for the Australian Writers’ Centre podcast ‘So You Want To Be A Writer’. We had a great discussion about so many different…

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November 16, 2020

Another Snippet Of The Godmothers

Today I’m sharing another exclusive video from the audiobook recording of The Godmothers. Nikki Shiels, who you might recognise from Australian TV shows like Bloom and Neighbours, beautifully narrates Maxie…

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November 13, 2020

Location Scouting For The Godmothers

One of my (many) favourite parts of the writing process is the location research. For The Godmothers I travelled to Melbourne, Scotland, England and Ireland, finding settings and details that…

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