I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that my debut novel, Blackwattle Lake is now in bookstores and available online.

Here’s an idea of what it’s about:

The smell of hay and horse manure floated in the air like the steam from some organic herbal potion. She hadn’t smelt that for such a long time, that unique mix of animals and earth, a reminder that everything was alive and growing. You could almost hear life bubbling away beneath the ground.’

For Eve Nicholls, walking up the driveway of her childhood home brings up many emotions, and not all good. The horses that she loved still dot the paddocks but the house is empty, and the silence inside allows her memories to flood back. She’s glad to have her best friend Banjo the kelpie with her . . . and a bottle of bourbon. Her plan is simple: sell the farm, grab the cash and get the hell out.

Despite Eve’s desire to keep a low profile, within days of her return she runs into all the people she hoped to avoid. At the house she is surrounded by memories and worse. But with a lifetime of clutter to sort out, there’s plenty to take her mind off it all. Slowly, she begins to discover the girl she used to be: Angie Flanagan – adventurous, animal-loving, vulnerable. When tragedy strikes, Eve realises that changing her name all those years ago in an attempt to hide from her past has not changed the truth of what happened or who she really is.

Blackwattle Lake is out this week and is available in bookstores and online.

Here are just a few places you can find it:

Booktopia: http://www.booktopia.com.au/books-online/booktopia-s-favourites/fiction/c51F-p3.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Blackwattle+Lake

Dymocks Ebook: http://www.dymocks.com.au/Search/results.aspx?N=0&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&Ntt=Blackwattle+Lake

Target: http://target.dynamiccatalogue.com.au/catalogue/target-catalogue-colour-to-the-max/4soy639as.html?pid=promotedCatalogue

I’m so thankful for all the support and good wishes I’ve received this week. Having my book published really is a dream come true.