I’m excited! I loved doing new things, promoting authors and talking about books. I also love wine and coffee.
So this new thing? It’s not a book club, but we are talking about books. We’re talking about the back story of these ideas that become story lines and then become novels for you all to read. So in amongst these Facebook Live sessions, you’ll hear stories about your favourite books that you may not hear anywhere else. I also wanted to highlight some of the amazing wineries over here in WA and of course books and wine go well together (and I promise we’ll read much more than the wine label!).
I’ll be holding each session on the first Monday of every month at 4pm Western Australian time on Facebook Live. With the three hour time difference between WA and many of the states, I couldn’t seem to find a time that would suit everyone, so you’ll be able to watch it later if the 4pm time slot doesn’t suit you.
So the rules of Wines and Story Lines are that the author will be Australian and the wines I’ll be telling you about will be Western Australian.
As a viewer, you’ll be able to win a bottle of the featured winery by submitting the what the author and I deem to be the best question of the afternoon.
So in light of all of that our first featured author is…
About DEAD HORESE GAP:
A thrilling tale of snow-bound crime and suspense from the bestselling author of Charlotte Pass and Crackenback.
When a light plane crashes at night in the midst of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains, Sydney Homicide’s Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder and Detective Constable Mitchell Flowers are sent to investigate what immediately looks like foul play.
As Ryder and Flowers investigate the crash they uncover a generations-old feud between two local families. Could the bitterness that has been carried through the years have anything to do with the death of the pilot?
Meanwhile, Detective Constable Nerida Sterling is already deep undercover in the Snowies, her assignment to infiltrate a drug ring operating in the mountains and to ultimately hunt down a murderer. As her cover becomes more and more tenuous, what lengths will Sterling go to in order to get the information that she needs?
‘Lee Christine is certainly making her mark in crime fiction with memorable characters involved in cracking good plots set in the stark beauty of the Snowy Mountains.’ Blue Wolf Reviews on Crackenback
Lee is the author of two crime novels with romantic elements set in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.Charlotte Pass was published by Allen and Unwin in February, 2020 and Crackenback in February, 2021. Charlotte Pass recently won the Australian Romance Readers Association award for Favourite Romantic Suspense in 2020.
Prior to her shift into crime writing, Lee wrote six romantic suspense novels published with Harlequin Australia’s Escape Publishing.
Lee loves connecting with her readers and has appeared on a panel at the Newcastle Writer’s Festival, Lake Macquarie Libraries Write Here! festival, and has been a guest speaker at major fundraisers for the Friends of Newcastle University and the Mark Hughes Brain Cancer Foundation.
Lee lives in Newcastle with her husband and her Irish Wheaten Terrier, Honey.
Now the featured winery is one of my favourite. I really like Chardonnay wines – I know I might be in the minority here, but hey, that’s what I like!
Clairault Streicker Wines is a stunning winery set amongst the rolling hills and miles and miles of grape vines in the Margaret River area. I discovered it on the off chance one day when I was driving along Caves Road looking for wineries I hadn’t heard of. After navigating the beautifully long driveway, I ended up at their cellar door and restaurant, where I had lunch and fell in love with the wines. These wines grace more table more often than not and you can get to try one if your question is the best one of the night!
So, pop 4pm WA time on the 7th of Feb into your diary and I look forward to chatting with you all about Lee the back story of Lee’s new novel and wine, then.
Info on Clairault Streicker Wines:
Cellar Door & Vineyard Kitchen:
3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
Margaret River Wine Region, Western Australia
Open Wednesday – Sunday
10am to 5pm
T: +61 8 9755 6225