Seven days, 1760+ kilometres, and six events . . . I arrived home from the second half of my Storm Clouds tour yesterday afternoon, tired but very happy! It was wonderful to be on the road, driving through parts of rural Australia, seeing familiar and new landscapes, and meeting heaps of old friends and new ones.
I’m home just in time for the Australia Day long weekend, and for the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Shelleyrae at the Book’d Out blog. I’ve ‘known’ Shelleyrae online for a few years, but on Thursday I was delighted to meet her in person, at the book signing at Manning Valley Books in Wingham.
Shelleyrae has been coordinating the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop for a few years now, and it’s a great way to celebrate Australian books and to discover new authors – and to be in with a chance to win books!
I’m going to give away two copies of Storm Clouds! For Australian residents, if you’re one of the winners I’ll send a signed, print copy of the book. Due to the high costs of overseas postage from Australia, I’m not able to post books outside Australia, however, international readers can still enter, and if you win, I’ll send an ebook of Storm Clouds through one of the major e-book retailers (amazon, kobo, apple.)
To enter, comment on this post and share one of your favourite places in Australia; if you’re from overseas and not (yet) visited, tell us one of the places you’d like to see in this huge and beautiful country!
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Entries close at midnight on Tuesday January 27, Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time. I’ll draw the winners on Wednesday and notify them by email.
There are many, many places I love in Australia. I wish that photographs could truly capture the sense of a place; the sounds, the scents, the context and the people.
Here, though, is one of my favourites – one of the paths that Tansy and I walk most mornings, through the trees on our block, a few hundred metres from our house. There are often wallabies and kangaroos around, birds in the trees, the tiny blossoms of native flowers, and the sunlight dances with the shadows of the leaves.