Calling all Queenslanders…

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged – I don’t think I’ve ever left it quite as long! Sorry to all the people who keep popping over for updates on our farming/writing world. We’ve been so busy actually farming, I haven’t had time to write about it!

I’ve also been frantically finishing off Crimson Dawn, for an April release.

Anyway, I’m here now with some news for Queenslanders and all who might be heading to Brisbane for the EKKA. On the 8th of August.

One of my very good mates, who I met through writing, Nicole Alexander (The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek and Sunset Ridge – due out in Sept), debut novelist, Alice Greenup (Educating Alice) and myself are heading to the Ekka! We are going to be chatting with the amazing Pip Courtney, from ABC Landline. For a whole hour!

Then later, Nicole Alexander and I combine as OUTBACK VOICES and chat with Kate Eltham, Director of the Brisbane Writers Festival, about Rural Lit, being hands-on farmers as well as writers. This is at the Chermside Library, for a couple of hours.

On Sunday the 11th, I’m teaching a course at QWC on Love and Landscapes.

So, here are all the details you’ll need if you want to come to one, or all of the events:

Thursday 8th August Brisbane

10.30-11.30 am

Venue: John Reid Pavillion – Brisbane Showgrounds (The Ekka)

Rural literature Panel: Nicole Alexander / Fleur McDonald / Alice Greenup – Master of Ceremony: Pip Courtney of ABC Landline

Then later that evening:

6 – 8pm

Outback Voices’ Nicole Alexander & Fleur McDonald – in conversation with Kate Eltham Brisbane Writer’s Festival Director.

Venue: Chermside Library 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD Tele: 07 3403 7200

*You do need to book for OUTBACK VOICES, so please call the library on the above number.

Sunday 11th of August – for the writers 

Love and Landscapes presented by me (Fleur!)

Learn how to harness the vibrancy of the rural lifestyle through research, create believable romance characters, and evoke the grandeur of the outback.

Venue: QWC Offices, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.

*Again, you do have to book for this one and if you click on the link above, you’ll get all of the info. Tickets are limited and I know over half have sold already, so you might need to be quick if you’re interested.

I’m so excited to be heading to Queensland and I hope we’ll see some of you at the events!



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