Jewel of the writing scene

April 27, 2017

Tricia Stringer will be speaking about her latest novel Jewel in the North at Numurkah and Nagambie libraries.

Best-selling Australian author Tricia Stringer's novel Jewel in the North.

Fans of rural romance will get the chance to meet bestselling Australian author Tricia Stringer when she comes to Nagambie and Numurkah libraries.

Ms Stringer’s latest book Jewel in the North will be released on May 1 and features characters from her popular Flinders Rangers series of books Heart of the Country and Dust on the Horizon.

Ms Stringer will discuss the book in detail and give people the chance to learn more about her career as a writer.

Jewel in the North is set in 1895 in South Australia’s Flinders Rangers and follows two families, one of them being the Baker family, which has farmed its property for three generations.

But the Bakers are now fighting a drought as well as matters of the heart.

Joseph Baker finds himself fighting to save not just his friends and family but his very existence.

His son William has his own battles to fight.

As World War I looms, the two men struggle to survive both the elements and each other.

Ms Stringer said although the book was part of a series it could be read as a standalone novel and she was excited for its release.

This is the eighth book Ms Stringer has published and is the conclusion to the Flinders Rangers series.

Since she was first published in 2012, Ms Stringer has become a highly recognised author. She was the winner of the 2013 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY award for best book of the year in 2013 and has been shortlisted in the same category the past two years.

She said she had never visited the Goulburn Valley but loved seeing different parts of Australia, especially country areas.

‘‘I love coming to country libraries. I’m a country girl myself,’’ she said.

Ms Stringer said this particular trip would provide her with the chance to do some sightseeing and explore the area.

‘‘I love going on the road and talking to the people who read my books,’’ she said.

‘‘I hope that people will come along to find out a bit more about me and my book.’’

Tricia Stringer will be speaking about her latest novel Jewel in the North on Tuesday, May 16, at Numurkah Library at 2pm and Nagambie Library at 7pm.

Bookings are required and can be made by phoning Numurkah Library or Nagambie

Library on 1300374765 by Saturday, May 13.

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