Watch/listen: Barnes & Noble Midday Mystery – DIRT CREEK

I’m delighted to announce that Dirt Creek is the Barnes & Noble Mystery & Thriller pick for the month of June! This is a big deal, and it’s been so lovely to see my book featured at Barnes & Nobles across the USA. To celebrate, I’ll be chatting with Alex Segura, author of Secret Identity:Continue reading “Watch/listen: Barnes & Noble Midday Mystery – DIRT CREEK”

USA Paperback Publication Day: Dirt Creek

30 May 2023 is publication day for Dirt Creek – the US paperback edition of my first novel. (It’s still technically the 30th in the states, but it’s already the next day here in Australia!) I am a little beside myself to imagine this (lighter! More portable!) book in the hands of US readers. HugeContinue reading “USA Paperback Publication Day: Dirt Creek”

Dirt Town wins General Fiction Book of the Year at the ABIAs

Dirt Town has won the General Fiction Book of the Year award at the 2023 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs)! The ABIAs are highly respected in our industry, and to be acknowledged among so many talented authors is truly humbling. I want to express my gratitude to the ABIA judges for selecting Dirt Town fromContinue reading “Dirt Town wins General Fiction Book of the Year at the ABIAs”

Upcoming event – Sydney Writers Festival, Live and Local

Saturday 27 May, 2023 I’ve got an event coming up at Wollongong Town Hall as part of Sydney Writers’ Festival – Live and Local, thanks to the South Coast Writers Centre and Merrigong Theatre! This day-long event includes a live stream of panels direct from Sydney Writers’ Festival, alongside in-person panels. I’m so excited to speakContinue reading “Upcoming event – Sydney Writers Festival, Live and Local”

Upcoming event – Brisbane Writers Festival

10-14 May, 2023. I’m heading to Brisbane today for the Brisbane Writers Festival! I’ll be appearing in two events on the Festival Saturday. The first is a panel convened by the wonderful Cass Moriarty in the morning. I’ll be chatting about small town crime with Garry Disher, Kerry McGinnis and Sean Wilson. In the evening,Continue reading “Upcoming event – Brisbane Writers Festival”

Dirt Town short-listed for two ABIAs

Winners for the Australian Book Industry Awards are determined through a process of selection, first by the ABIA Academy of more than 200 industry professionals, and then a shortlist and winners are chosen by a judging panel. I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my book, Dirt Town, has been nominated for two awards atContinue reading “Dirt Town short-listed for two ABIAs”

Dirt Town is a Kindle Monthly Deal on Amazon UK!

For the entire month of March, the e-book of Dirt Town is priced at 99p on Amazon UK. This means it should also be 99p at other e-book retailers (including Apple Books and Kobo). If you’ve been wanting to read my small town, Australian mystery, there’s never been a better time! You can also pre-orderContinue reading “Dirt Town is a Kindle Monthly Deal on Amazon UK!”

Upcoming event – The New Crime Wave, Gordon Library, NSW

Thursday, 09 March 2023 | 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM. Very much looking forward to this event, where I’ll be in conversation with Fiona Kelly McGregor (who’s wonderful book Iris has just been longlisted for the Stella) and Benjamin Stevenson (whose larger-than-life novel is set to become a major HBO series). Join us as weContinue reading “Upcoming event – The New Crime Wave, Gordon Library, NSW”

Upcoming event – Perth Festival, WA.

23 – 26 February, 2023. I’m delighted to have been invited to head along to Perth to participate in the Literature and Ideas stream of this year’s Perth Festival! I’ll be appearing in three events with a handful of astonishing writers (including Dervla McTiernan, Jennifer Down and Holden Sheppard!) One event, presented in partnership withContinue reading “Upcoming event – Perth Festival, WA.”

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!”