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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, and can’t

Spring has sprung

Monday, 02, September , 2013 by

I just had to go for a walk this morning. Such a gorgeous day. Could hear the bee’s and flies buzzing and the ants were all out and busy.  It was a perfect way to start the day and Sally my dog was really happy for the walk.   (come on mum, hurry up!) The crops are looking great around our area which is wonderful to finally see. We all have our fingers crossed for the season to end well. You don’t count your chickens until the grain is in the bin! Nearly 14 rows on this head, but no grain yet. Hopefully when the grains begin to grow the frosts stay away. I just had to stand in this crop and see how tall it was. I was being careful to stand in the rows so I didn’t crush any. Call me a crop Gnome! Being away at Dowerin for nearly four days was great

Aussie Romance with Booktopia

Monday, 08, July , 2013 by

As part of Australian Romance Month, Romance Specialist Haylee Nash from Booktopia will be interviewing one Australian Romance author per day. Here is the link to my interview with Haylee. Keep an eye out for your favourite romance authors. For the month of July, the author with the most sales wins the Booktopia Romance Bestseller crown. You as a reader also have chances at winning book packs just by sharing the links through social media and by buying our books. Also go to Romance at Booktopia’s facebook page, and share the post about me on facebook by midnight Monday 8th July (today) for your chance to win one of three copies of ‘The Sunburnt Country’, thanks to Penguin Books Australia. If you buy a copy of my books through Booktopia, email me at fiona_palmer@bigpond.com with your order number, name and address and I will post you off a little gift pack to go with it. If you have brought more than

Australian Romance Month with Booktopia

Thursday, 04, July , 2013 by

This month Booktopia are celebrating Romance for Australian Authors.  Each day they will feature an Aussie Romance Author on their blog. Today its Anne Gracie anwsering the ten questions.  There is a fantastic line-up of Australian romance authors, including plenty of other rural-set fiction authors like me across the month so stay tuned. You can read my answers to those questions on the 7th July (Sunday). Now there are prizes for the Author and the Reader this month too. The author with the most sales in July will win a review on Booktopia’s blog and a pair of diamond earrings from ICE! So if you were thinking of buying one of my books, or getting a few for your bookclub in the next few months, nows the time to do it. Here are the links: The Family Farm 17% off Heart of Gold 17% 0ff The Road Home 17% 0ff The Sunburnt Country 33% off   Your chance to WIN! Any order for an Aussie Romance

Goodreads Competition Winners

Thursday, 16, May , 2013 by

For a month I had a competition running on Goodreads giving readers the chance to win 10 signed copies of The Sunburnt Country.  The competition has now ended and I’ve been sent the list of 10 winners.  Congrats to the following people: Lee-ann Lewis Roz Groves Scott Mann Rupa Bale Emma Franke Gisele Wright Julie Hughes-Owen Eugenia A Clare Morton Sarah Jefferyes   Today I am sending you your signed copy. It may take a few weeks as postage from rural WA to the rest of Australia can take a while. But know it is on its way. Thank you to all that entered and to all those who have left reivews and comments about The Sunburnt Country. There are some great ones, so thank you for making my day.  

Touring Around

Saturday, 02, March , 2013 by

So the new book came out while I was in Perth kicking off my tour. It was amazing to see The Sunburnt Country up in the bookshops and to hear they were selling so well. I started with a trip to Albany where the guys from Paperbark looked after me down at the boatshed. I’ve signed a heap of books too, so if you are near Albany and would like a personally autographed book, drop in and see Lockie or Georgie. Here is Georgie and I parked right next to the wine table! Too bad I had to drive. I had to get up early, leaving at 5am to get to Albany on time. I had missed heaps of Kangaroo’s on my way to Lake Grace, and was quite releaved seeing as I was driving my new car. Well newish. But just out of Lake Grace my good fortune came to an end as a

Congratulations

Friday, 15, February , 2013 by

The winner of the signed copy of The Sunburt Country is…..   Missy!! Congrats Missy, I have just sent you an email! And just in case you were wondering the silo in the paddock was taken in WA. Thank you all for joining in. Not long now until release day. I’ll be in Albany on the 24th at the Boatshed and then in Perth on th 26th, Margaret River 27th and Busselton on the 28th. Check my events page, or facebook for more information. Cheers x PS Thank you for all your birthday wishes.

Win a copy of The Sunburnt Country

Monday, 11, February , 2013 by

As promised here is the next chance for you to win a copy of The Sunburnt Country. Today I got my first copy in the mail. Always such a great feeling, to hold your words in your hand and admire the cover. They have compacted this book, with the words smaller on the page. I don’t like it when they spaced it all out as if trying to make the book look bigger than it is. And on the plus side it will be lighter to post this way lol. So for your chance to go in the draw to win a signed copy of this book, all you have to do is watch the book trailer here, and then comment and tell me which picture you think was taken in WA. Every comment will go into the draw, regardless if wrong or right. It will be drawn on Friday the 15th. x Also a

The Sunburnt Country – Trailer

Friday, 11, January , 2013 by

It’s getting to the exciting time, count down to release date. 27th of Feb is getting closer. The blurb: Jonelle Baxter is a young woman in a man’s world – a tough, hardworking motor mechanic from an idyllic country family. But lately things in her perfect life have been changing, and her workshop isn’t the only local business that’s struggling. Daniel Tyler is new in town, posted from the city to manage the community bank. As he tries to rein in the spiralling debts of Bundara, he uncovers all sorts of personal dramas and challenges. The last thing Jonny and Dan need is an unwanted attraction to each other. It’s going to take more than a good drop of rain to break the drought and to keep this small but very colourful community thriving. From the bestselling author of The Road Home comes a moving and heartwarming story about love, change and courage – and

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