Two Talented West Australian Authors are Coming to the William Grundt Memorial Library this March

Published on Saturday, 12 March 2022 at 11:00:00 AM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder welcomes women’s literature authors Rachael Johns and Anthea Hodgson to the William Grundt Memorial Library on Wednesday 23 March at 10AM to promote their new novels and talk about literature with the local community.

Johns has finaled in a number of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012 and she was voted in #13 of Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Author poll in 2018. The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction.

Her latest book is Outback Secrets, the fifth in her popular Bunyip Bay series.

Hodgson’s debut novel, The Drifter and follow up The Cowgirl, published by Penguin Random House, were both set in her home town of Yealering, borrowing heavily from her own life on the land – and her love for the friends and family of her youth.

Her latest novel, The War Nurses, will be released in early 2023, and explores the experiences of the women on the doomed ship the Vyner Brooke, and subsequent Bangka Island Massacre, in which her great aunt died in 1942.

City Mayor John Bowler welcomes Rachael and Anthea to the City and encourages the community to take part in opportunities like this as they come up.

“It is always fantastic to see talented people making the trip to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to enrich the knowledge of our residents,” said Mayor Bowler.

Patrons are invited to attend the author talk and learn something new, indulge in new books, and engage in a literary discussion with the authors and fellow book worms.

Keep an eye out on the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder | Facebook page for any extra information.

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