Today I'd like to welcome, Jenn J McLeod to the Voice of the bush. Jenn is a friend of mine who I met through Romance Writer's of Australia. Recently she and her partner sold up their property and fulfilled a lifelong dream of buying a Winnebago and are now writing their way around Australia. I am so envious of all the pictures of the glrious beaches they visit posted on Facebook. What a way to live your life!
Today up here on my hill at the Glen, I am very excited, and I'll admit a tad nervous. Why?
Towards the end of last year, I did what a lot of people around Australia do. Thought about what was on my bucket list for next year - 2015. Then we lost our nephew. H's sister's son. 37 years old, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a nephew, a workmate, a friend. His story is another blog post entirely so for now I'll just say his death caused me to think again. What was on the bucket list for the next 5 years, 10 years, for my life?
FARMWORLD - LARDNER PARK
It's that time of year again with Farmworld at Lardner Park, Victoria's largest regional agricultural event (Thursday March 26 - Sunday March 29, 2015!) And to celebrate we have this beautiful 'field day pack' to go with every copy of ROSE RIVER sold at the field days (limited availability). Includes a gorgeous branded wine glass, matching bookmark, Cadbury chocolates, a cute bag to carry it all in, along with the chance to win one of three books packs from Random House Books. Plus, I'll be there to sign your copy of ROSE RIVER!
*** NEWS FLASH ***
ROSE RIVER - is in the top 5 on the Australian Best Sellers list!!!
And it's sitting at No 8 on Random House's in-house best-sellers list.
Our Gippsland based book is rubbing shoulders with heavyweights like the Fifty Shades Trilogy, James Patterson's latest and Danielle Steele. There's even a Man Booker Prize winner (Richard Flannagan's Narrow Road to the Deep North)...
Drum roll ... after an incredible amount of entries to win one of the first copies of my new book, ROSE RIVER, we have drawn a winner.
Taa DAAA! Here it is. My new website thanks to my wonderful and very talented techno people! Isn't it just gorgeous?!
To celebrate the launch of my brand new website (I just LOVE that gorgeous purple), we are giving away a copy of my new novel, ROSE RIVER! Yes, that's right, be one of the first to read this romantic comedy about the thrills and spills of life on the land, due out on March 1!!! I have one copy sitting here on my desk ready to be personally inscribed and sent post-haste in the mail to one lucky reader.