Vote for Dirt Town in Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book Award!

Dirt Town is now in the running to be named Australia’s Favourite Australian Book in Booktopia‘s 2022 book awards – the biggest-of-its-kind in the country! There will be two rounds; the Opening Round featuring a longlist and final top 10 shortlist. You can only vote once per round, but you can pick as many booksContinue reading “Vote for Dirt Town in Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book Award!”

Dirt Town makes the Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction shortlist

I’m delighted that Dirt Town has made it to the shortlist of the Australian Independent Bookseller‘s Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction! Being shortlisted for an Indie Book Award is special, not just because 2022 was an astonishing year for Australian debuts, but because indie booksellers can always be relied on to tell me whatContinue reading “Dirt Town makes the Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction shortlist”

Vote for Dirt Town in Dymocks Top 101 books for 2023

My book, Dirt Town, is on the voting list for the Dymocks Top 101! If you’ve read and enjoyed my novel it would mean so much to me if you voted for it. Plus, if you are a Dymocks Booklover, you can go in the draw to WIN one of five $101 Dymocks gift cards!Continue reading “Vote for Dirt Town in Dymocks Top 101 books for 2023”

Dirt Town long-listed for the 2023 Indie Book Awards

Australian independent booksellers have nominated their favourite Australian books of 2022 and I’m delighted that Dirt Town has made the Debut Fiction Longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2023! “Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing; and who better to nominate and judge the best-of-the-best than indie booksellers! What makesContinue reading “Dirt Town long-listed for the 2023 Indie Book Awards”

Watch/listen: Interview with Garry Disher.

QBD Books have been a great supporter of mine as my debut novel Dirt Town has made its way into the world. That’s why I was tickled pink to be asked to speak with Garry Disher about the latest instalment in the Hirsch series, Day’s End as part of QBD’s Crime Club series (they haveContinue reading “Watch/listen: Interview with Garry Disher.”

Read: Lis Angus reviews Dirt Creek

A wonderful and thoughtful review of the North American edition of my novel came in today. I thoroughly enjoyed this take on it. “One thing that becomes apparent is that the adults and children might as well be living in different worlds. The children have their own rivalries and fears, which impact events in waysContinue reading “Read: Lis Angus reviews Dirt Creek”

Upcoming event – The Absolutely Superb Bibliothèque and Occasional Wine Bar, Boorowa, NSW.

Friday 18 November, 2022. This Friday, I’ll be in conversation with Jeremy Clarke, owner of The Absolutely Superb Bibliothèque and Occasional Wine Bar (what a great name!), from 6pm. The wonderful Australian-small-town venue regularly host authors and musicians and all things nice, so join their mailing list now for all the information and special offers.

Upcoming event – HeadLand Writers Festival, NSW.

28 – 30 October, 2022. HeadLand Writers Festival is a celebration of reading, writing, sharing stories and indulging the mind. Across three days in October, the spectacular Tathra Headland will serve as a backdrop to an abundance of author in-conversations, panels, workshops, poetry breakfasts, theatre and music performances. I’m delighted to be in conversation withContinue reading “Upcoming event – HeadLand Writers Festival, NSW.”