It’s always very exciting when one of my workshop students finishes and publishes a memoir, it’s a long process but so worthwhile.
Christine came to my memoir workshop at Berkelouw Books a couple of years ago. During the introductions she insisted that she didn’t have a terribly interesting story to tell, but it was soon evident that was not the case (it never is!) and she held the group in a thrall with her first story.
She got her head down and started writing and just plugged away at it until it was done. There was an added drama with the printer that took some time to resolve, but good things come to the persistent and I’m so thrilled she now has a book to leave as a legacy for her family. Congratulations, Christine!
Am very excited to reveal the cover of my new novel ‘The French Perfumer’ which will be released by Penguin Random House Australia 27th February 2017.
Find out more HERE
Normally these pages are dedicated to the many aspiring writers who have come to my workshops or joined my 12 Chapters in 12 Months programme. Now I’m walking the talk and announcing that my new novel ‘The French Perfumer’ is being released by Penguin Books in early 2017 which I am extremely thrilled about.
Early in 2015 I went to London and the South of France on a research trip. I rented an apartment in Antibes for a month and then went to London had a wonderful time talking to perfume experts. This pic was taken at Roja Parfums which is located in the exclusive top level of Harrods – oh la la! You can read my research journal for the trip HERE
MEMOIR MADE SIMPLE
NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle.
6 week workshop starts Sunday March 5th 2017 – 10am to 1pm
It is always a thrill for me to receive a book by one of my students or mentorees and this one is super special. Anne joined my 12in12 Programme a couple of years ago to write a novel she had been dreaming about for some time; a romantic fable set in the distant past.
Not having met her, I hadn’t speculated about her age, so when she was struggling with a particular aspect of the writing and losing heart, she finally revealed that she was 87 years old – I was blown away. She had kept this quiet intentionally because she didn’t want any concessions made for her age.
So, without special concessions, she took all feedback on board and completed her delightful tale now published by Xlibris.
Find out more HERE