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Book signing and sales at Dymocks Booklover VIP Christmas event

I had a lovely time sipping a glass of bubbly, signing copies of my book and meeting other authors at the Dymocks Booklover VIP Christmas event in Camberwell last night.

I enjoyed meeting and chatting with the other authors at my table, including Tracy M Joyce (Altaica and Asena blessed), Tess Evans (Book of lost threadsThe memory tree and Mercy Street), Katherine Brabon (The memory artist), Leigh Hopkins (Two decades naked) and Emma Gee (Reinventing Emma).

Thanks again Henk Kelly-Kobes and Kat Kelly-Kobes at Dymocks Camberwell for putting on the event.

At the table with Tracy M Joyce, Tess Evans, Katherine Brabon, Leigh Hopkins and Emma Gee

A brief moment with Jodi Picoult

I was lucky enough to be able to give Jodi Picoult a copy of Backtracks at tonight's Dymock's Literary Club event in Camberwell.

Jodi was here to speak about her new book, Small Great Things. It was an interesting evening, with a very big crowd of about 200 people. The publication of her book, the subject of which is race and prejudice, is very timely, given recent events in the US presidential election. 

Voyage of the Parma

I just picked up a 1947 copy of the Voyage of the Parma by A. J. Villiers from a lovely secondhand bookshop in Portland, Victoria. Called the Paper Nautilus Bookstore, there is no website but it is featured on the South West Book Trail website here (www.southwestbooktrail.com.au/portland/). Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Portland.

I also visited the Portland Maritime Discovery Centre. Aside from the amazing whale skeleton in the lobby, it contained lots of information about local shipping including whaling, shipwrecks and fishing using couta boats. Not sure if they have their own website but it is featured here on the Arts Victoria website (www.cv.vic.gov.au/organisations/3969/portland-maritime-discovery-centre/).

View of the Port of Portland

Giant wind turbines at the Portland Wind Farm

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