It’s a book!

It’s always a thrill when a book you’ve worked on makes it to the publication phase, so it was with great pleasure that I attended the launch of Graham Wilson’s Little Girl Lost in Balmain last week. You could describe Graham as a Renaissance man. A vet by trade, he is currently the Manager of Biosecurity and Emergency Services at Greater Sydney Local Land Services. He is also a natural story teller and prolific author. He has published nine books, including a memoir about growing up in Arnhem Land, and two series of racy novels set in outback Australia. I first met Graham at the NSW Writers’ Centre, and following the traditional business card exchange ritual, Graham commissioned me to prepare an editorial assessment for Little Lost Girl (at that time titled Old Balmain House). He must be very brave because he went on to commission me to prepare reports on the follow-up books in the series, Lizzie’s Tale and Devil’s Choice. If you’re interested in reading a slice of Sydney’s ‘imagined’ early history check out Graham’s books. They are available on Amazon and Smashwords.


A big book with a big future

Writer and artist extraordinaire Ingrid Banwell’s recently released historical romance novel The Infidel’s Garden (on which I worked closely with Ingrid over three intensive rounds of structural and stylistic changes) has been receiving excellent reviews on Amazon. The latest review on the Historical Novel Society site is particularly gratifying. You can check it out here: If you’re interested in viewing more of Ingrid’s artworks, (the cover of The Infidel’s Garden is just a teaser) you can visit her site: I’m looking forward to starting work on Ingrid’s next novel, which explores some of the same themes as The Infidel’s Garden, but in a futuristic setting, before Christmas.



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