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Lost Love and Hard Won Happiness!


Mel and Michelle from Book BaybZ popped in to The Cranky Lizard for a wine and chat to Fenella.

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Mel and I exit the car and make our way down to the creek where we’ve been told we’ll find Fenella Rose-Waterman, heroine and manageress of, The Cranky Lizard Winery.

It’s a hot day and we both welcome the cool shade which envelopes us as we near the Creek. Clear, sparkling waters run down the ravine and over rocks creating an aura of sublime peacefulness.

“There she is.”

Mel points to our left where a petite woman with midnight hair and clothes that match, stands, skipping pebbles across the surface of the water.

“Hi, Fenella.”

I wave as the two of us toddle toward her.

“Hi.”

She steps off the log she’d perched on and saunters over to us, hand outstretched. Her green eyes are bright, but gaurded, unlike her expression which is open in a blank sort of way.

“Juantia said we’d find you down here. How are you?”…

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Road Trip!


This weekend, I stepped out of my comfort zone and into the sweltering heat of an Australian summer as Lily Malone and I set off on a road trip. Thanks to being hosted by three major Big W stores in Perth, we celebrated the joint release of Country Suspense and The Cafe by the Bridge. We had heaps of fun chatting to readers and signing books.

It was lovely to meet some of our readers from the Australian Rural Fiction Facebook group who braved the forty degree celsius heat to make the trip to their closest store. Management and staff at Big W went above and beyond to make us welcome, with each store having a uniquely different take on setting up the tables. The Belmont store even gave us pretty gold cushions on our chairs to make us comfortable.

Thanks to all store management and staff for an amazing day.  And thanks to Harlequin Australia for arranging the event. If you would like to see more photos of the event, please visit my Facebook page.