Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading rural literature authors, with her books becoming best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. Having sold over 500,000 copies of her books, she has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers.

Another novel

  I love the ‘new feels’ of starting a new book. It’s exciting, fun and the possibilities are endless. Trouble is, those feelings don’t always hang around. I find I get to about 20,000 words in and get a bit stuck. Those first 20,000 come with a rush of adrenalin and enthusiasm. The next 50,000…

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To re-read or not?

To re-read or not? That is the question! You can probably see from the creases in the spines of these books, that they’ve been handled a lot. I mean, a lot! I’m not sure how many times I’ve re-read Jillaroo, but it might be close to five. The Michael Connelly 3-in1 book, hmm, maybe six…

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What are you reading?

Do you remember a couple of blogs ago, I was saying I had to create some new habits, one which included making more time to read. Writing two books a year, I sometimes find it hard to make sure I’m up-to-date with my reading pile. What about you? So my new habit is to read…

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Look out Queensland!

Pretty excited to be heading to the Words out West Readers and Writers Festival in Dalby next month. The festival is on from the 14th to the 16th of Feb. My session is at 11:00am on Saturday the 15th. There’s a great line up of authors; I’m hoping to catch up with two old friends,…

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Exciting news!

Guess what? On Monday, my fourteenth novel went to print. Who would have thought that eleven years after Red Dust was published, that I’d still be tapping at the key boards and playing with my imaginary friends? Red Dirt Country is the third book in the Dave Burrows series – not that you have to…

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Sneak Peek of STARTING FROM NOW!

You told me you’d like to read a bit of STARTING FROM NOW… Here’s the prologue and first chapter. Starting_Prologue Starting_ChapterOne If you decide yo’d like to buy a copy, then head here to do so! Buy STARTING FROM NOW. Blurb: A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice…

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The winner!

What’s the saying about never working with kids and animals? Jack usually defies that saying, but today he wasn’t acting quite the way I’d hoped he would! I was trying to capture him looking at the pages OF MY NEW BOOK (YAY!!) while I was reading to him.   However as you can see, he…

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Giveaway…

Happy Monday! Aren’t Monday’s sometimes a bit hard to get warmed up to? Hopefully this will make your day, a great day! First up, exciting news! It’s only six weeks until my new novel STARTING FROM NOW is released. You can preorder from Booktopia. I’ve got to tell you, I’m very excited (and nervous) about releasing…

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Percolating

When I was on tour for WITHOUT A DOUBT, I came across this blue door (pictured on the computer screen). I was sitting in a narrow alley way, drinking coffee (because I’m a bit like Detective Dave and nothing happens in the morning until I’ve had my coffee) when I saw it. Hasn’t it got…

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#Fleurreads

Check out this hall that I’m going to read over the next few weeks.   Have you read any of them?   I LOVE Kerry McGinnis’s writing so I think The Roadhouse is going to be the first one I start on.   The head of publishing at Allen and Unwin, Tom, suggested I read…

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A day in the life of…

‘So, Fleur, tell me, do you write every day?’   ‘Where do you work from?’   ‘Oh, you have deadline? Really?  thought you’d just write and hand it in when it was ready.’ (HA! Don’t I wish!)   These are a few of questions I get asked when I do an event and I’d love to…

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I’ve got news…

I’ve been mulling an idea around for a while and I need your feedback.   I’m putting together a writing course and I’d love to know what you writers out there would like to know/learn/read about.   The course will run over 15 days and be delivered to your inbox daily. Only once you’ve completed…

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Starting From Now

It’s that exciting time of the year again, when there is a cover to show you all! If you can believe it (because it only feels like a few short weeks ago, that Without a Doubt hit the shelves) I have another book on the 5th of November. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be…

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