We may be in the depths of winter here in Australia but whilst cold and rain is the time for hibernation, wooly socks and chocolate, it's also time for planning, or in my case, working on the next novel. As I write this, my first novel The Fence has gone off to the printers. I can now count down in weeks, not months, until the publication date: 30 August. That means, you can pre-order a copy now if you like. The good folks at Booktopia have it up on their website, which you can find here. If you want a sneak peek, click on the Books Tab at the top of this page.
Events are trickling through and I'll endeavour to keep my website up to date so you can see if I turn up somewhere near you. Last time I wrote, I promised I'd share the programs for both St Albans and Batemans Bay Writer's Festivals. Unfortunately, I am suffering an embarassment of riches and I can't fit all my actual sessions in on my Events page. So I've included the links to their pages instead. But I can tell you that I will be interviewing the likes of Emily Maguire and Leah Kaminsky and sharing panels with Suzanne Leal and Sean Rabin. I'll be at the Sydney Jewish Writer's Festival on Sunday June 28 as well. Maybe we'll meet then?