Margareta's blog

Who's making ANZAC's today?

The checklist for today, ANZAC DAY, April 25, 2015:

Dawn Service where hundreds of locals gathered. Tick. 

Tears while the last post was played. Tick. 

Stories shared with the children over breakfast of H's grandfather - a tunneller -  killed on the Western Front in WW1, and his father - a Navy man - who fought in WW2. Tick.

Stories shared with the children over breakfast of my Great Uncle, killed whilst a POW on the Burma railway. Tick.

Anzac Biscuits in the oven. Tick.

Jenn J Mcleod on her new book Season of Shadow and Light

Today I'd like to welcome, Jenn J McLeod to the Voice of the bush. Jenn is a friend of mine who I met through Romance Writer's of Australia. Recently she and her partner sold up their property and fulfilled a lifelong dream of buying a Winnebago and are now writing their way around Australia. I am so envious of all the pictures of the glrious beaches they visit posted on Facebook. What a way to live your life!

Bucket Lists

Today up here on my hill at the Glen, I am very excited, and I'll admit a tad nervous. Why?

Towards the end of last year, I did what a lot of people around Australia do. Thought about what was on my bucket list for next year - 2015. Then we lost our nephew. H's sister's son. 37 years old, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a nephew, a workmate, a friend. His story is another blog post entirely so for now I'll just say his death caused me to think again. What was on the bucket list for the next 5 years, 10 years, for my life?

Lardner Park

It's that time of year again with Farmworld at Lardner Park, Victoria's largest regional agricultural event (Thursday March 26 - Sunday March 29, 2015!) And to celebrate we have this beautiful 'field day pack' to go with every copy of ROSE RIVER sold at the field days (limited availability). Includes a gorgeous branded wine glass, matching bookmark, Cadbury chocolates, a cute bag to carry it all in, along with the chance to win one of three books packs from Random House Books. Plus, I'll be there to sign your copy of ROSE RIVER!

Around the state in (nearly) seven days - ROSE RIVER TOUR & Lardner Park Dates

*** NEWS FLASH ***

ROSE RIVER - is in the top 5 on the Australian Best Sellers list!!!

And it's sitting at No 8 on Random House's in-house best-sellers list.

Our Gippsland based book is rubbing shoulders with heavyweights like the Fifty Shades Trilogy, James Patterson's latest and Danielle Steele. There's even a Man Booker Prize winner (Richard Flannagan's Narrow Road to the Deep North)...