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 How lucky am I? In just one week I’ll be hosting a conversation with Liane Moriarty about her superb new novel Nine Perfect Strangers at the @dymocksjoondalup / Joondalup library event. I can’t wait to find out more about this wonderful book. #nineperfectstrangers  This book is superb! If you haven’t found it and you love thought-provoking, feminist dystopian fiction, I recommend you put it on the top of your pile! (And it has a sequel - so now I have another book to look forward to.) #bookoftheunnamedmidwife #topread #dystopia  Congratulations to @natashalesterauthor on the publication of The Paris Seamstress - if you are looking for a great Easter Read then this is it my friends. You will laugh and cry and be transported. #parisseamstress  Found these beauties growing in the forest today. #naturedoesntneedafilter  My 8yo was snake wrangling when her buddy decided to check me out. Who's watching who?! #schoolholsfun
 I can’t imagine what it would have been like to write a novel on one of these! Who had a typewriter as a kid? I loved mine but I don’t think I wrote more than a page using it. Picture from a beautiful little museum in Mount Flora, WA.  Great fun last night watching Andy and Terry! My daughter got to be part of the silly hat parade, and joined in the marshmallow mosh pit, when A&T batted out marshmallows to a crowd of ecstatic children!  It’s my birthday today  and I couldn’t have wished for a better present than to hear that The Hidden Hours has gone into another reprint and is now deemed a bestseller! A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of you for reading my books and making this possible   Happy Valentines Day and happy #libraryloversday - the perfect day to thank libraries for all the love they have brought into my world over the years ❤️ #librarylover  One of my favourite things about Perth - pelicans hanging out on streetlights #justanotherdayinwa
 Snuck off to the Swan Valley for father’s day breakfast and this is my view. Over in the distance, my hubby and kids appear to be having boat issues but there’s no distress flare yet so I’m making the most of the peace!  I’m just a little bit excited about The Hidden Hours being on the Davitt Awards ‘Adult crime novel’ shortlist this year! Congratulations to everyone on the list! And I have a couple of other exciting things to share over the next week or two, and one concerns a brand new book. #hiddenhours #davitt #youdontknowme2019  I’m always grateful for people who remember to take photos at events as I invariably forget! I had a great time talking with Susan Midalia about The Hidden Hours tonight as part of @perthfest writers week - thanks to everyone who came along. #hiddenhours #perthfestww  Today and for the rest of the year I will be celebrating because The Hidden Hours has made it on to @betterreadingau top 100 books of 2017! What an honour. #hiddenhours #pinchme  When you turn up at your Mum's and find your childhood bed unceremoniously dumped at the roadside ready for verge collection! #solongbed #80sbedfreetogoodhome #mumgotafancynewdaybed
 Great afternoon at Armadale Writers festival, talking crime fiction with David Whish-Wilson, Felicity Young and Toni Buti. Now it’s straight back to the editing cave for me - can’t wait to emerge!  Happy Easter! If you live my way and fancy an Easter treat then Grill’d at Ocean Keys (Mindarie/Clarkson), who make the best burgers in town, are currently running a promotion where you can win one of my books! #booksandburgers  Congratulations to fellow WA author and friend Dervla McTiernan whose debut crime thriller The Ruin is released in Australia today and has already shot straight to the top of the charts. It is beautifully written and introduces a new detective you are sure to love. Don’t miss it!  Aretha tribute night at @theellingtonjazzclub - these ladies and the whole band were amazing! Always love a night out at the Ellington. I tried to introduce my daughters to some Aretha classics this morning but they weren't that impressed with my pyjama dancing. Will try Abba on them tomorrow   Reading hour often happens late in my household, once the kids have fallen asleep, and so tonight I have stayed up past my bedtime to finish this wonderful novel, which will wrest your heart one moment and have you laugh out loud the next. What a very special storyteller you are @tesswoods_author - your characters might be fictional but your warmth and determination is in the bedrock of your story and it's so hard to think that Nick and Anna and Ahmo Fariz and Tante Rosa are not out there somewhere (although of course in so many ways they are). I hope that everyone else enjoyed their reading hour as much as I did. #crazymessylove #brbreading #australianreadinghour