Archives by Tag 'Helene Young'
Once again we’re invading the North Queensland Aero Club, this time to celebrate the launch of Half Moon Bay. The sausages are ready to go, the french sticks are baked, the onions are sautéed and the champagne is chilled. Collins Booksellers from Smithfield have ordered in pallets of books (well a couple of boxes at [...]
Today I’m visiting one of my favourite book review sites – Book’d Out. Shelleyrae is prolific reader who enjoys a broad range of genres and I’ve discovered many new authors courtesy of her insightful reviews. With social media playing a bigger role in spreading the word amongst readers, on-line reviewers are increasingly in demand so [...]
There’s nothing like good news in the morning! My sister, my nephew, my niece and several friends have all downloaded Half Moon Bay in various corners of the globe. So what, you may well be wondering? This is the first time one of my books has been released simultaneously around the world as an e-book [...]
The 22nd of May is an auspicious day for me. I only knew one of my grandparents so Grandma Millett was extra special. Born on the 22nd of May, 1897, she was a rounded, huggable old lady, with her hair in a braided coronet, who lived a full and active life until she was 97. [...]
With packing comes a deluge of memories. It’s impossible not to sort through cupboards and boxes without finding long forgotten treasures which bring the past to life. Some items are too precious to ever throw away, no matter their disrepair. Dad’s old binoculars were carefully rewrapped and stowed with the photo albums. I have two shiny [...]
What a fabulous two days! I had the honour of chauffeuring Anna Campbell to the Gold Coast Literati Festival, which made for a very entertaining drive. (I perfected my u-turns in the Surfers Paradise streets as google maps led me up ‘no through road’ after ‘no through road.’) I wore my favourite coat – which [...]
I’m absolutely delighted that Half Moon Bay is the June book for the Get Reading Programme. It’s wonderful to be part of such a vibrant initiative and thanks to Penguin Australia for helping to make it happen. My year as a Reading Champion in 2012 allowed me to promote reading and literacy so it’s great [...]
Helene’s left us alone for a couple of days so I thought I’d work on raising my profile some more. I’m chatting to Nero and Bunson – the Battistel’s hounds – about being a star! I think Helene better start taking tips from me Find us at : Gabbawrites And here’s another endearing photo of [...]
I’m off on a visit with a difference today over at Diane Finlay’s place. Check out FindPublishing for our chat about life, love and writing!
Age is no barrier to being obsessed with the joy of flying and at this week’s Australia Women Pilot’s Association conference I’ve met some remarkable women both old and young who love being airborne. (And what a bonus, being able to talk aviation for days with a bunch of women! Gold!) Some of the most memorable [...]