Name and win!

Here’s a Purple Road. This was taken somewhere between Ceduna and Port Augusta.

Would you like to name two characters in my newly finished book, Purple Roads? Well here’s your chance:

At the moment, their names are Cam and Belinda. Cam is a truck driver, while Belinda is a stay-at-home mum with four boys. I don’t really know why I put poor Belinda through torture, but there you are.

This couple are quite integral to the book, so while you’re not naming the main characters, Cam is mates with one of them.

So to do this, you must answer two questions by emailing me at

  1. What is your favourite thing about bookshops?
  2. If you could have dinner with your favourite character in a book, who would it be?

Entries must be in by August 22nd and the winner will be announced on the 29th. As well as naming these characters, you will win a book pack worth $60, a personally autographed copy of Purple Roads and a mention in the acknowledgements.

I thought it would only be fair if I answered the questions too, so my favourite thing about a bookshop is the mysteries it holds. Just walking through the door often gives me goose bumps, or just makes me smile.

The character I would most like to have dinner with is Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly’s books. I swear I’m just a little in love with him!

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  1. My favourite thing about bookshops is that whenever i go into one i know that they will have the author ill be looking for,

    a character i would like to have dinner with would be either Gemma Sinclair or Rebecca Saunders because they were afraid to stand up and show everyone that women like them selves can do what men do and own/run or manage a farm no matter how big because they believe in themselves,

    characters names i would pick: summer and Ryan,

    From Tracey Paton

  2. My favourite thing about a book store has to be the smell – particularly a second hand book store – that musty, mysterious smell makes me wonder at the history of the readers – Who were they? What did they think of the book – did they love it – did it make them cry or laugh? Did it change their life?

    Who would I love to have to dinner with? Jamie from Diana Gabaldons Outlander series. Do I really need to explain why??? Mmmmm.

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