Friday, March 05, 2010

Debut Australian author

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.

Helene had plenty of Cairns' supporters.

And this is the beautiful view behind us as we head back to the Tablelands.

Now back to my looming deadline.


2paw said...

Oh you look so elegant!!! I saw the blurb for the book on another blog and it sounded interesting and I should like it if it is part of a series!!!
Beautiful views!!
Good luck with your looming deadline!!

Barbara Hannay said...

I'm pretty sure it is part of a series. Bk 2 is already into editing mode.

Sonya Natalia said...

I can't wait for this book! Because I was away I ordered it online, and the stupid thing still hasn't arrived.

I love this genre, and am glad to see another Australian writing it!

Barbara Hannay said...

Hope it arrives soon, Sonya. I'm sure Helene's gathering new fans every day.