Buying signed books

Sunday, 26 February 2012 by

I get emails from people asking to buy signed books. This is not a problem. 🙂 I love the fact that you want my books, and I’m honoured that you would like them personally signed. I have just set up an ebay account so if you prefer to buy them that way, just search for the books or here are the links to their pages. The Family Farm           Heart of Gold           I will have The Road Home up, close to its release date. Alternatively you can send me an email requesting a book and providing me with your address. I will then get back to you with costs, including postage and my bank details. Once payment has come through I will post your book/s straight off. Although don’t expect a speedy delivery. To Perth sometimes can only a few days but over east could take up to two weeks.  Snail

Heart of Gold B format

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 by

  This box arrived a few days ago. I love getting new books in the mail, mine or others. Something magical about new things. 🙂 This is the B format of Heart of Gold. Its a cheaper smaller version which is going on sale at the end of February.  What do you think of the bright sunset? Or did you prefer the blue skies better? At the moment I’m close to finishing my fourth book which is called Bundara Skies, or Under Bundara Skies. (The last one might be too much of a mouthful!) But don’t get used to that name, as it will probably change. I don’t have much luck with titles. The Family Farm was called Gumlea Heart of Gold was called The Cleanest Cut The Road Home was called The Last Link….but only briefly…I just needed a name to save the file in lol. But I’m not fussed on what the title

Mt Gambier

Saturday, 07 May 2011 by

On wednesday I drove to Perth and was lucky to catch up with Fleur Mcdonald.  We caught up over pizza, wine and burbon. Fleur is such an easy person to talk to and we had so much to chat about, and never enough time to cover it all! Thursday morning I was up early and off to the Airport to catch my flight to Adeliade and then a connecting one to Mt Gambier. While I was waiting for my flight out in Adelaide I had a radio interview and after it finished I just managed to catch my name getting called over to PA to board! Phew that was lucky I was paying attention. It made it real easy getting on the plane without the crowds.  (I got a whole book finished and started another with all the flying I did) Later I thought i’d landed in Ireland or somewhere similar as the contrast from

2011 Tour

Friday, 01 April 2011 by

Our trip started when we travelled 400 odd km’s to Margaret River, such a beautiful area, where we booked into Bridgefield and had this cute little cabin to ourselves. I love old things with history so I enjoyed looking around this place.  That night we walked down to the Margaret River Bookshop where we were welcomed by the wonderful Keith Mcleod and his son, (A family run business) and we all sat down in his fabulous shop for a chat with some of the locals.  It really made me envious of the local people for having such a wonderful bookshop right at their door step, with such friendly helpful staff. I’d kill to have a bookshop within a 300km radius!! We (My mum and I) can not believe how many wonderful, warm, welcoming people we met on our tour. And how many people who came to the talk that we knew or had some sort of connection to them.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 by

Well we had two wonderful days in Wagin for the Woolorama.  We met with the GWN crew for an interview on Thursday before we set up and then headed back to my cousins place to camp the night. We set out early the next morning along a back gravel road to cut across to Wagin…then our car died. Stranded…well we would have been if cousin Nigel hadn’t come along the same way. So we bundled all our stuff into his ute and made it on time.  My dad had to drive 150km to fit a coil from his speedway car onto ours so we could pick it up on the way home.  Sometimes I don’t know what i’d do without family. Nigel featured a lot over the two days, with him shearing in the clean shears competition.  I was at my stand signing books but I heard that a woman won the intermediate event, which is great


Wednesday, 09 March 2011 by

The drawn winner for the signed copy of Heart of Gold is: Marlene Pratt Congratulations Marlene, please email me your details so I can send you the book.   I found another book with some battle scars also, so I have decided to do an extra draw and the winner of this copy goes to: Kim Hedges from Singleton! Congrats to you as well Kim. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me your address so I can post the signed book off a.s.a.p Big thanks to all that entered. Have a great day 🙂

Albany Signing

Saturday, 05 March 2011 by

Hamish and I in his Angus & Robertson book shop in Albany.  I signed some stock also so if you go in, asked for one of the signed copies.  Big thanks to Hamish and Lockie (and the girls) for organising and setting up for the signing. I’ve been going to Albany since I was little so I always love going back. And it was my chance to get some shopping in, catch up friends and spend some time with my cousin Tammy.  While I was in Kmart I snapped a picture of HoG on the shelves. (Finally I got to see it amongst all the other new books)

HoG Competition

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 by

Well I have come across a book and the cover isn’t perfect. You know when you cover your kids school books with contact and get a few bubble lines…well its like that. And for that reason I won’t sell it to anyone in that state. Instead I’m going to sign it personally for the winner of this competition and post it out. So for your chance to win a signed copy of Heart of Gold…(No one else will have a copy like it) all you have to do to go into the draw is email me at and tell me what you’d do if you had one wish. (Imagine your very own blue genie Aladdin poofed out of your cooking pot to grant you a wish.) I’ve already checked my pots…he’s long gone. lol I will draw the winner on Wednesday 9th before I head off to the Woolorama in Wagin.  Goodluck x

HoG Launch

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 by

  Up at the old Pingaring School was were we held the first launch of Heart of Gold. It funny going back to my old primary school which now is run as a community centre.  From 2pm to 7ish, people trickled in for a cuppa and a book.  It was great to see so many people who came from Lake Grace, Kulin, Hyden, Newdegate, Varley, Karlgarin and the locals. I’m surprised I can still speak after so much talking. Over sixty books went out the door yesterday.  Today life is back to normal as I head to work at the shop. But must remember I have a radio interview at 11.30 for Albany radio before I head there on Thursday! I got to catch up with friends who I hadn’t seen in ages, which was great as there was a lot of food to be eaten.  A few stayed behind for a few wines to

Heart of Gold Launch

Sunday, 27 February 2011 by

So tomorrow is the launch of my second book Heart of Gold. Sometimes I find it hard to believe I’ve gone from your average country girl, who likes cars and living in the bush, to someone who has published two books. I guess it’s hard to believe because life is still very normal, I clean house, sort kids, go to my day job and deal with the same things. Sometimes I can’t even fathom that I managed to sit down long enough to write a 370 page book, least of all two of them. I’m not sure how it happened?   But even though I’d never dreamed of becoming a writer, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The wonderful people I have met, whether it be other writers or fans, has truly enriched my life.  I also understand that not everyone is going to enjoy my books, we are all different and unique, but none the less


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