It’s now just three weeks until The Gift of Life is released into the world! I’m thrilled to share I have a bumper book tour happening and will be getting around to Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, and SA! All the details are listed on the Contact Me/Events page, but here is a list of what’s there so far. Plans are still being pinned down in the background so there may yet be more added but I do hope I get to see you on the road soon!
The Gift of Life, Book Tour Dates
Please check back often as this information is updating.
Saturday 30 March 2019
Big W, Maroochydore, time to be confirmed
Tuesday 2 April 2019:
A Morning with Josephine Moon at Bribie Island Library, 10-11am
Bribie Island Library, 1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree, QLD, Australia, 4507
Tuesday 2 April:
An Evening with Josephine Moon at Chermside Library, 6-7pm
Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road Chermside, QLD 4032
Wednesday 3 April 2019
An Afternoon with Josephine Moon at Garden City Library, 1-2pm
Garden City Library
Garden City Shopping Centre
Cnr Logan and Kessels Rds
Upper Mt Gravatt
Saturday 4 May, 10am-3pm, Twelfth Night Theatre, Brisbane
Workshop 1: Bringing Your Ideas to Life. How do you find ideas for stories and what do you do with them once you find them? Josephine will guide you through the process of discovering ideas for stories, accessing research and resources, breathing life into words, and then pulling them into some sort of order to get them onto the page. She’ll also help you to work out what sort of writer you might be, which will help you know what to do with your ideas. She’ll cover different types of structure to suit different outcomes and foundational skills in the requirements of a good story.
For more info and bookings, CLICK HERE.
Sunday 5 May, 10am-3pm, Twelfth Night Theatre, Brisbane
Workshop 2: How to Write a Bestselling Novel. There isn’t one single way to write a bestseller but there are definitely common elements you can learn. Bring your idea for a novel and Josephine will show you how to plot it out to keep the pages turning, build strong characters and guide you through the foundations of self-editing. This interactive day will see you leave with a bounty of information to set you up for success.
For more info and bookings, CLICK HERE.
New South Wales
Thursday 4 April
11am – 12 pm Morning Tea with Josephine Moon at Berkelouw Mona Vale
Address: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, NSW
6.30-7.30pm An Evening with Josephine Moon at Sutherland Library
Address: 30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland, NSW, Australia, 2232Friday 5th April,2.30 – 3.30pm, An event with Josephine Moon at Camden Library
Saturday 6 April 2019
A Morning with Josephine Moon at Hobart Library, 11am-12pm
Address: 91 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 7000 Contact: Leisha Owen
Tuesday 7 May 2019
An Afternoon with Josephine Moon at Mornington Peninsula Libraries, 2-3pm
Mornington Peninsula Libraries
Address: 21 Marine Parade, Hastings, VIC, Australia, 3915 Contact: Gail Higgins
Tuesday 7 May, 2019
An Evening with Josephine Moon at Bunjil Place Library, 7-8pm
Bunji Place Library
Address: Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren, VIC, Australia, 3805
Wednesday 8 May, 2019, 6-7pm, An Evening with Josephine Moon at Noarlunga Library
Hannah Road, Noarlunga Centre, SA
Thursday 9 May, 2019, 1.30-3.30p, An Afternoon with Josephine Moon at Auchendarroch House
Auchendarroch House, 17 Adelaide Rd, Mt Barker, SA
Thrillers, romance, suspense, fantasy, contemporary, rural, memoir, historical and kids…. whatever you read, you’re sure to find something in this list, with plenty left over to fill your gift buying needs for a long time to come!
Here it is, the full list of 100 books up for grabs in the giant book raffle, raising much needed funds for flooding relief support for residents of Townsville and beyond. A huge thank you to all the Aussie authors who have donated their books to this cause and another round of applause to everyone who has already bought tickets in this competition. Your ticket money will be going straight to GIVIT, the charity coordinating the distribution of donations. You still have time to buy tickets, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes being drawn on Friday 29th March at 9am.
Without further ado… here they are.
|Josephine Moon||Three Gold Coins + The Gift of Life + The Beekeeper’s Secret +
The Chooclate Promise + The Tea Chest
|Monica McInerney||The Trip of a Lifetime|
|Lia Weston||Those Pleasant Girls|
|Rachael Johns||Lost Without You|
|Rachel Bailey||The Finn Factor|
|Liz Byrski||A Month of Sundays|
|Karen Viggers||The Orchardist’s Daughter|
|Michael Trant||Ridgeview Station|
|Christian White||The Nowhere Child|
|Annie Seaton||Diamond Sky|
|Lisa Ireland||The Shape of Us|
|Anna Campbell||A Scoundrel By Moonlight|
|Wendy J Dunn||Falling Pomegranate Seeds|
|Barbara Hannay||The Summer of Secrets|
|Kirsty Manning||The Jade Lily|
|Darry Fraser||The Widow of Ballarat|
|Tess Woods||Love and Other Battles|
|Anna Daniels||Girl In Between|
|Jane Gillespie||Journey to Me|
|Fiona Palmer||Sisters and Brothers|
|Vanessa Carnevale||The Florentine Bridge + The Memories that Make Us|
|Christine Wells||The Juliet Code|
|Helene Young||Return to Roseglen|
|Kali Napier||The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge|
|Michelle Endersby||Awakening Around Roses|
|Louise Guy||A Life Worth Living|
|Emily Madden||The Lost Pearl|
|Jodi L Perry||Nineteen Letters|
|Louise Allen||The Sister’s Song|
|Charlotte Nash||Saving You + The Paris Wedding + The Horseman|
|Donna Cameron||Beneath the Mother Tree|
|Kylie Ladd||The Way Back|
|Fiona Lowe||Home Fires|
|Sally Hepworth||The Family Next Door + The Mother-in-law|
|Lauren Charter||The Lace Weaver|
|Esther Campion||The House of Second Chances|
|Beth Prentice||Dangerous Deeds|
|Phillipa Nefri Clark||The Stationmaster’s Cottage|
|Eliza Henry Jones||P is for Pearl + Ache + In The Quiet|
|Rhonda Forest||Two Heartbeats|
|Lisa Ireland||The Shape of Us|
|Kelly Rimmer||The Things We Cannot Say + Before I Let You Go|
|Pamela Cook||The Crossroads|
|JoanneTracey||Happy Ever After|
|T.M. Clarke||Nature of the Lion +
(Child of Africa; and Slowly! Slowly!) (to go together)
|Cass Moriarty||Parting Words + The Promise Seed|
|Maggie Christensen||A Model Wife|
|Joanna Nell||The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village|
|Sandie Docker||The Cottage at Rosella Cove|
|Lynne Leonhardt||Finding Jasper|
|Sara Foster||The Hidden Hours|
|Lily Malone||Butterfly House: Who Killed the Bride?|
|Robyn Cadwallader||Book of Colours + The Anchoress|
|Amanda Hampson||Sixty Summers|
|Jenn J McLeod||A Place to Remember|
|Kristine Charles||Love Sabre|
|Alicia Tuckerman||If I Tell You|
|Torre DeRoche||The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World|
|Terry L Probert||Kundela + Voss: The Price of Innocence|
|John Purcell||The Girl on the Page|
|Cassie Hamer||After the Party|
|Michelle Dalton (via Sarah Williams)||Epona|
|Sarah Williams||The Outback Governess|
|Rashida Murphy||The Historian’s Daughter|
|Stephanie Parkyn||Into the World11|
|Alissa Callen||The Round Yard|
|Kerri Turner||The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers|
|Candice Fox||Hades + Gone By Midnight|
|JP Pomare||Call Me Evie|
|Christopher Raja||The Burning Elephant|
|Kirsten Alexander||Half Moon Lake|
|Catherine Evans, Kim Petersen, Beth Prentice||Untamed Destinies|
|Lea Davey||Silworm Secrets + The Shack by the Bay|
1st prize: 70 books
2nd prize: 20 books
3rd prize: 10 books
Fellow author Jenn J McLeod wrote this wonderful piece for Better Reading recently, describing how her connection to the land (as a nomadic novelist) prompted her to throw her support behind the Authors for Townsville Giant Book Raffle.
“Late last year, while driving Myrtle the Purple Turtle (my home on wheels) from east to west via The Great Australian Bight, I was reminded of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem, My Country. You know the one:
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
If any road trip can highlight the contrasting landscape that is Australia, it’s the 4,452 kilometres we drove from coast to coast. To start, we climbed the ragged Great Dividing Range, traversed the sweeping plains of a dusty, drought-affected NSW, then paused before passing over our country’s opal heart. A wilful and lavish land indeed! Then we made the windswept and remarkable Nullarbor Plain that lived up to its name. (Null = no, Arbor = trees) Finally, at WA’s southern-most tip we found the light between oceans. (Cape Leeuwin National Park and lighthouse: the inspiration for M. L. Steadman’s novel and a #bucketlist item for this nomadic novelist.)
There was one constant on our journey across this diverse land; the steady convoy of semi-trailers carting hay and bound for drought-stricken farming regions to the east. We tooted and waved and said “thanks” over the two-way for making the trek. We understood how long and costly, and even dangerous that road trip can be. Like many Australians I bought a bale, but I wanted to do more to help our farmers. I wanted to help make a difference.”
You can continue to read Jenn’s article here.
To join me and Jenn in supporting our devastated Queensland communities, and secure your chance to win 100 books, follow this link and click on the ‘Buy Now’ button to get your tickets.
I know, it wasn’t that long ago we were raising funds (nearly $20,000 in the raffle alone) for our Australian farmers with a giant book raffle and manuscript assessment opportunity. Now, Townsville needs our help! From drought to floods… in just a handful of months. Welcome to Australia, hey?
Once again, Australian authors have been fantastically generous in donating books to another giant book raffle!
The book list is still growing at 75 pledged books in 24 hours and still coming in. I’ll be capping the list at 100 books, like last year. But I know some of you will be keen to get in now and get your tickets and commit your support for our friends in Townsville at this time, so if you can get in early and secure your tickets right now.
Once the list is finalised, I will divide them into 3 prize packs.
Tickets are now on sale at https://www.trybooking.com/BATEJ
- $5 for 1 ticket
- $20 for 5 tickets
These are just some of the books pledged so far, a fantastic array of books across genres, some favourites from last year and a whole bunch of new ones too. It’s an exciting pack! Let’s raise some money! 😀
WIN!!! Loves, I know how much you love my big book giveaways! This time I’ve made it bigger than ever for a special reason. THE GIFT OF LIFE is out on 2 April but I want to thank those of you who go out of your way to pre-order the book should have the chance to win this 8-book pack!
You get ‘the full moon’ (new copies of my previous four novels) PLUS another 4 of my pre-loved books. All you have to do is comment here and send me a copy (email or paste photo here) of your receipt/order for preordering THE GIFT OF LIFE by 5pm 1st Feb. email@example.com
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! I will be doing more competitions in the lead up to the launch of THE GIFT OF LIFE, so even if you miss out this time around, you’ll automatically be entered in future draws too!
If you’ve already pre-ordered (thank you!), you can still enter exactly the same way.
Here’s a few outlets I know of who have it for pre-order at a discount price:
Please note: As always the four pre-loved books in this stack may come with cracked spines, turned down pages, bent covers…. you know the drill! (And having said that, they’re in pretty good shape.)