13th February 2003

On Saturday 8th February Deadly Tide was launched at Baltimore, the Port Marina Cafe, at Bundaberg Port. After almost a week of very welcome rain the sun shone, and the 90 guests looked across the green lawns in front of the cafe to the yachts moored at the Marina. It couldn’t have been a better setting. Most appropriate, I thought, for a book set on a trawler.

Our lovely Mayor of Bundaberg, Councillor Kay McDuff, introduced the proceedings, and Anne Whalley, Queensland Director of the Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community, did the official launch.

I’ve had wonderful news recently – My publisher, Pan Macmillan Australia, has offered me another two contracts! So now it’s fingers glued to the keyboard so I can meet the next deadline. Because of research necessity, book four, partially set in Carnarvon Gorge, will now become book five.