Update August 2010

I’m delighted to say that my new novel At Home with the Templetons is being published in Ireland on September 17, 2010 and in Australia and New Zealand on September 27, 2010, with publication in the USA, UK and Germany coming early 2011.

Spanning twenty years, and set in many parts of the world, including Castlemaine in Victoria, Australia; England; Ireland and the USA, it’s the story of two very different families who unexpectedly come into each other’s orbit, via an unusual stately home called Templeton Hall.

I hope this extract from the back cover blurb will whet your appetite and also give you a flavour for the story:

Other people’s families aren’t as perfect as they seem

When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so unusual, peculiar even.

No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her son Tom. Before long, the two families’ lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the youngest of the Templeton daughters.

In the years that follow, the relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in unpredictable and life-changing directions, until a tragedy tears them all apart. What will it take to bring them together again?

From Australia’s top-selling female novelist comes her best book yet – a wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family.

I’m also happy to let you know that I’m touring Australia from September 27- October 27, travelling to all states and giving talks and visiting bookshops to do signings – all the details are on the Penguin Australia website.

Thanks again for visiting and warmest wishes for now,