I’ve had lots of questions about whether there’s a new book in the making. Well, there is! Its been on the go for a while, but got shoved onto the back burner when Red Dust was released.
However, today’s the day! With a cold northerly blowing and tomorrow being taken up with lamb marking, I’m sitting at my office desk, pondering Blue Skies.
I’ve found it hard to even think about this second book over the past few weeks with Red Dust coming onto the book shelves. That in itself has been a baptism by fire, with interviews and more phone calls than I’ve ever had!
Its hard to suddenly be out in the spotlight, when I usually talk to cows, sheep and chooks, more than I talk to humans! But it’s been a great learning experience and I’ll understand it more when Blue Skies comes out.
So, today, the bum is welded to the chair and Blue Skies will be getting closer to the finish line!
All the books that you can see around the key board are my research tools. There is a history element in Blue Skies and I was lucky enough to be given a government ‘Royal Commission on the Mallee Belt and Esperance Lands‘ report and an old Ag journal from 1837, which has been brilliant in helping my research along. Here we go …
I have been reading Red Dust and have to say that it is one of the best books I have ever read (and I have read a lot!). I haven’t finished it yet as I am taking my time because I know it will be a long time before something else as good will come along. I love the realness of the characters and story. I can’t wait for Blue Skies.
I have been reading red dust andI am totally enjoying it. I actually pinched it off my mum bookshelf. Can’t put it down, hope BLUE SKIES is as good.
Thanks Katrina – Hope you keep enjoying Red Dust – will let you know when Blues Skies is on the shelves!
I am a librarian and I have read, Red Dust, you’re brilliant, what a great twist at the end, I am waiting to put a reservation on Blue Skies.
Are you starting the rounds of author talks, or is farm life too busy?
Hi Suz, lovely to hear from you! I think we are starting author talks when Blue Skies comes out, but yes, it depends on what’s happening on the farm and with the kids. I’ve been asked to go to the Perth Writers Festival in Feb next year, so will probably head up to that. But, if you’re interested, you can contact the A&U publicity team, through the ‘about me’ tab at the top of the page. Kate will let you know what I’m up to, she usually knows before I do!
Thanks for getting in contact and your comments about Red Dust.