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Harvest

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 by

I’ve been a little quiet lately, but there is a good reason for that. Harvest. Now last year I spent harvest writing The Sunnyvale Girls and by the time I came up for air I had one ride in the truck with dad and then harvest was finished. A very weird feeling I must say….felt like I’d missed a whole chunck of life. But not this year, this year some friends asked if I would drive their second header. I jumped at the chance as they were happy for me to work between school hours. Perfect. It probably wasn’t meant to last long but due to weather, good yield and breakdowns we are still harvesting. Not that I’m complaining as I’m loving it. I have a beautiful big yellow New Holland header called Holly and we have been carving up the paddocks, collecting canola, barley and wheat. Going to work each day is a joy.

RuRo Roadtrip with Rachael Johns

Monday, 06 October 2014 by

  It was an Author Talk tour of epic proportions. One blue Holden Commodore with a trailer full of books travelling over 2,400 kilometres across the state of WA. Inside this tardis like vehicle were authors Fiona Palmer (driver) and Rachael Johns (navigator – with the help of WhereIs and our Wog Boy guide). We set off in September to Albany for a talk at the library and were interviewed by famous local Jon Doust. It was a belly laugh talk with Jon digging deep and asking the tricky questions.         Then we headed to Kojonup, Rach’s old stomping ground and first country home, also where Jilted was set. It was our first night of talking together, sharing our journeys to publication and the stories behind our new books.       Next, we travelled to Busselton for a lunchtime library talk, catching up with the Dymocks girls. And Karen, from the Library,

Win a trip to Italy

Saturday, 27 September 2014 by

                                      That’s right, a trip. To celebrate the release of The Sunnyvale Girls go to www.penguin.com.au/competitions submit a review and you could win a trip for two to Italy.  (Sadly if you are my friends or family, you can’t enter. Depressing, I know!)   I’m so excited about this competition as this time last year I was in Italy researching for this book! You can find my previous blog posts on my website where I write about my amazing trip. (there are lots of photo’s!)   Also in a few weeks I’m off on a national tour. I’d love to meet you and have a chance to tell you about this story, so if you can make one of these events then please come along. 🙂  Details here.   To keep up with all these details and more please

Massive book competition!

Thursday, 28 August 2014 by

Competition now closed! I had a huge response to this competition but there could only be one….. Congratulations to Joanna Kitto!!!! She has been notified and is one happy chick. 🙂 Thank you all for taking the time to enter. I’m now off on my week long WA tour with Rach Johns and this Wednesday is when The Sunnyvale Girls is released!! So keep a look out in your local shops. 🙂 Then in October I take off on my National tour. SOOOO excited! Tour details. Looking forward to visiting SA, QLD and VIC.   ******* To celebrate the release of my 6th book on the 26th of September I am running a competition. The biggest one yet! How would you like to win ALL 6 books!               That’s right. Everything you see here will be yours if you’re the lucky winner. Four stubby holders, signed bookmarks and six signed

Tour with Rachael Johns

Thursday, 29 May 2014 by

I’m very excited to announce the dates for our RuRo tour in WA this coming September. Both myself and Rachael Johns will be touring for a week and we will have both our new books, The Sunnyvale Girls and Outback Ghost with us. (They are released in October.)   We start off in Albany on Thursday the 18th September, Kojonup Monday 22nd night event, Capel Tuesday 23rd night event, Bunbury Wednesday 24th 10am event, Kalamunda Wednesday 24th night event, Dongara Thursday 25th 5.30 – 7pm event, Kalannie Friday 26th lunch event, Toodyay Friday 26th night event, Gosnells Saturday 27th 10.30am event. Then we head to the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre October 22nd Wednesday night event, Merredin Thursday 23rd October. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted just reading that lol. Rach and I are so excited to be doing this together because it really makes a good event when you can go and see

The Recruit Release Day – Yay

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 by

Finally it’s here, the 1st May. Release Day! The Recruit has been fun to write and it’s been my own enjoyable escape. I love writing about Jaz, and wish I could be her. I hope readers try my new path, slightly different from a rural romance but none the less I’m sure you can still pick my voice/writing style.  (I’m still writitng Rural books too!! Don’t worry.) The Recruit is only in ebook form but I dream it will make print one day soon. 🙂 iTunes  Booktopia I made a trailer for it the other day also. 🙂 Hope you like it.         From one of Australia’s Queens of Romance comes the debut in a brand new YA series about secrets, strengths, and what lies beneath the surface. Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but she’s a pretty typical seventeen-year-old girl. She hates the rich mean kids, loves her best friends,

The Recruit – A new story

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 by

I am a big fan of YA books / New Adult books so it seems fitting that I’ll finally have my own YA story published in May called The Recruit. I’ve had this book written for a while, just sitting on my computer in the background while I focused on my rural stories. But now, thanks to Escape Publishing (& Kate), I get to share this story with you.  🙂 This is the first book in a series. How long the series goes for…I’m still undecided. I have finished the second book and about to start the third. So we will see how far Jaz, Ryan, Anna and Taylor take me. I got the very cool cover from Kate today, what do you think? BLURB: From one of Australia’s Queens of Romance comes the debut in a brand new YA series about secrets, strengths, and what lies beneath the surface. Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but

The Empty Nest

Thursday, 27 February 2014 by

I wrote a short story recently and it’s now being published as an ebook through Penguin. Which is all a bit new and exciting. I love the cover. It portrays the story so well. Here is the blurb: Mothers’ Day has always been a special day for Sandi, because her beloved kids spoil her rotten. But this year won’t be the same. Her daughter, Gracie, has joined her brother Jack at boarding school and Sandi dreads waking up to a quiet house. Even her husband, Paul, seems distant and preoccupied with farm work. So she never could have guessed what the day has in store . . . The Empty Nest includes an exclusive preview from Fiona Palmer’s forthcoming new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls! This story is something that mothers face in rural area’s often. My own kids will be going to boarding school so this story touched on my very own emotions. So I guess you

Clearing Sale

Thursday, 06 February 2014 by

Clearing sales may sound like a time to hit the shops but in the country it means a huge day, usually standing around in the boiling sun while you scan through rows and rows of stuff from a farmer selling up. They are like massive garage sales, including tractors, silo’s, utes, motorbikes, scrap metal, poly pipe and household stuff. Anything is usually up for sale. Yesterday was the first one of the season and we were called in to help sell lunch, which money would go to progress. So after putting the kids on the bus, we headed out to Isla’s to make up forty odd loaves of bread. There was six volunteers so we were ready by ten which gave us time to get out to the farm and set up. It’s a great time to catch up and natter about what’s been going on. We were set up in one of the sheds, right

Rome

Thursday, 31 October 2013 by

Going to Rome we were a little worried. We had heard stories about having your wallets stolen. And we were a little sad to leave our car (freedom) behind in Arezzo. No one was game to drive in Rome and I’m quite glad as I don’t think I could have returned it scratch free. But we didn’t have to worry as we had no problems walking around Rome. (We did stay above ground mind you. No crazy subways for us) We arrived by train and walked to our hotel, which wasn’t far at all. We are used to the cobbled roads and uneven footpaths. Rome feels like one giant maze. Tall buildings hug the tiny roads so you have no idea what could be around the corner and in Rome there was always something amazing.  Like the Trevi fountain, just sitting squished in around these buildings. We could walk to most of these sights from

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