The Ballad of Banjo Crossing was launched last Monday by Jan Goldsmith presenter of 3CR's literary program 'Published or Not.' Somewhere between seventy and eighty people attended. It was very encouraging and I hope they enjoyed the evening. Meera from the Eltham Bookshop compiled a short video. You can find it on the Eltham bookshop website. Meanwhile, here are some photos and a link to the radio interview. http://www.3cr.org.au/publishedornot/episode-201711301130/judith-buckrich-and-tess-evans
It seems so long ago that I submitted this novel to Harper Collins and yet it was less than a year. This week the final copy went off to the printer. No more control! That's the difficult bit.
I have seen the cover and look forward to sharing it here when I'm able to.
The Ballad of Banjo Crossing will be a December release.
It will be launched in Eltham on 4 December. There will be more details soon, including the cover and blurb.
Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in the sleepy rural town of Banjo Crossing in the fertile region known as The Plains. Despite himself, Jack becomes slowly drawn into the town, its community, its characters and its concerns. Nevertheless, acceptance of this newcomer is based on a lie, and Jack fears rejection should someone discover the truth.