Michelle Morgan - Sunday, April 09, 2017

It's been an amazing week with book launches of FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS in Bowral (Southern Highlands), Canberra and at Gerringong (South Coast).


It was heart-warming to be surrounded by family and friends at the Bowral launch of Flying through Clouds at Bowral Art Gallery on Saturday April 1. Marie Fitzpatrick from The Bookshop Bowral was the MC, Maryanne Williams launched the book then I gave a talk about the book and did a reading. The catering was mostly a family affair with friends pitching in to help as well. Thanks to all for making the Bowral Launch such a special occasion.

The Canberra Launch on Wednesday 5 April at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka may have been a smaller crowd but they were a keenly interested audience, asking lots of questions after my talk. Canberra features in a couple of chapters of Flying through Clouds, and I've been a frequent visitor to this beautiful city over the past 20 years, so it was a special event.

The South Coast launch of Flying through Clouds was a few days later on Saturday April 8 at the amazing Gerringong Museum. An exhibition of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's landing of Southern Cross on Seven Mile Beach, which I first saw at the museum four years ago, was one of my inspirations for writing the book. Seven chapters of the book are set on the South Coast at the time of Smithy's landing in January 1933. Thanks to Helen, Matt, Bobbie and the Gerringong & District Historical Society for hosting the event, and to the enthusiastic audience, some of whom have relatives who were there on Seven Mile Beach when Southern Cross landed and took off the following morning on the first commercial flight to New Zealand.

I look forward to all my upcoming events on the Flying through Clouds Book Tour, with events to come in Sydney, Nowra, Ulladulla, Muswellbrook, Quirindi, Armidale, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lismore, Grafton, Port Macquarie and Taree.

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Flying through Clouds Book Tour

Michelle Morgan - Friday, March 10, 2017

After the launch of Flying through Clouds in Bowral on 1 April, I'll be heading off on a Book Tour. I'll be following in the footsteps of my main character and visiting several places mentioned in the book. The Book Tour includes Book Launches, Talks and Writing Workshops:

1 April – Bowral Launch – BDAS Bowral Art Gallery 5pm (Bookings are required)

5 April – Canberra Launch – Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka 6pm

8 April – South Coast Launch – Gerringong Museum 2pm

11 April – Sydney Launch & YA Book Club – Better Read than Dead, Newtown 4.30pm

12 April – Book Talk & YA Writing Workshop – Ulladulla Library 10am; Nowra Library 2.30pm

19 April – Hunter Launch – Muswellbrook Library 11am

20 April – Book Talk and Launch – Quirindi Library 11am

21 April – Book Talk and Launch – Reader's Companion, Armidale 4pm

24 April – Brisbane Launch – Dymocks Brisbane 6pm

26 April – Gold Coast Launch – Broadbeach Library 10am

27 April – Book Talk & YA Writing Workshop – Lismore Library 5pm

28 April – Book Talk and Launch – Grafton Library 11am

1 May – Book Talk and Launch – Port Macquarie Library 4.15pm

2 May – Book Talk and Launch – Taree Library 3.45pm   

Hope to see you there!
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"Racing the Moon" is now in bookshops

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, January 30, 2014
You can buy signed copies of "Racing the Moon" at Bookshop Bowral and MacLean's Booksellers in Hamilton. There have also been sightings of the book on the shelves at Abbey's bookshop in Sydney, Dymock's in Canberra and Paperchain in Manuka. It will be also be available in many other bookstores throughout Australia and New Zealand.

I took this photo of the signed copies in Bookshop Bowral earlier today.

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