I've just been "down the hill" to a fun night in Cairns for the fabulous launch of Helene Young's exciting, debut book 'Border Watch' published by Hachette, Australia. This was held in Glaskins Gallery at Trinity Beach, which was beautiful, a perfect venue for a book launch. (Well chosen, Helene!)
Of course this gathering also involved meeting up with other Far North Queensland writers, which is always terrific, and we went out for dinner after the launch for a proper catch-up.
Here's Helene, making her gracious launch speech to huge applause.
Far North writers: Christine Barker and Shannean Moncrieff from Cairns and Noreen Allen from Ravenshoe. And below, I'm with Becca Quinn from Mareeba.