I am thrilled to share the cover for my new book, The Cake Maker’s Wish, coming to you on 2 June 2020. I adore it!
Life in the village isn’t always sweet and simple . . .
When single mum Olivia uproots her young son Darcy from their life in Tasmania for a new start in the English Cotswolds, she isn’t exactly expecting a bed of roses – but nor is she prepared for the challenges that life in the picturesque village throws her way.
The Renaissance Project hopes to bring the dwindling community back to life – to welcome migrants from around the world and to boost the failing economy – but not everyone is so pleased about the initiative.
For cake maker Olivia, it’s a chance for Darcy to finally meet his Norwegian father, and for her to trace the last blurry lines on what remains of her family tree. It’s also an opportunity to move on from the traumatic event that tore her loved ones apart.
After seven years on her own, she has all but given up on romance, until life dishes up some delicious new options she didn’t even know she was craving.
An uplifting and heartwarming story about the moments that change your life forever, human kindness and being true to yourself.
Praise for Josephine Moon:
‘A mountain of heart, an abundance of soul and a banquet of mouth-watering food.’ Good Reading
‘You can’t go wrong with a book by Josephine Moon.’ Vanessa Carnevale
‘A delightful page-turner and a truly moving tale.’ Better Reading
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.
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.
I have 10 finished copies of my new foodie fiction novel, The Chocolate Promise, to give away.
Christmas Livingstone has ten rules for happiness, the most important of which is ‘absolutely no romantic relationships’.
In The Chocolate Apothecary, her enchanting artisan store in Tasmania, she tempers chocolate and creates handmade delicacies. Surrounded by gifts for the senses, in this shop chocolate isn’t just good for you, it’s medicine.
And then one day a stranger arrives at her front door – a dishevelled botanist seeking her help. She really doesn’t need Lincoln van Luc to walk into her life, even if he does have the nicest blue eyes, the loveliest meddling grandmother and a gorgeous newly rescued dog. She really doesn’t need any of it. Or does she?
Set across Tasmania, Paris and Provence, this is a glorious novel of a creative woman about to find out how far in life a list of rules will take her, with an enticing tangle of freshly picked herbs, pots of flowers and lashings of chocolate scenting the air.
How to Enter:
To win, all you need to do is join me in the VIP loungeby 20th March by subscribing to my quarterly newsletter. Ten winners will be chosen at random and notified by email. Good luck!!