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Coalfields author sets novel in Gunnedah

14 May 2019

D. J. Blackmore is saddling her passion for the pen. From the Newcastle coal seam to the Hunter River, brigalow scrub to the Koala Capital, D. J. Blackmore is seeding a field in her love of the land and this nation, and what’s more, is calling Gunnedah the setting for her next novel.

She debuted with historical romantic suspense ‘Charter to Redemption’ when Newcastle took its first breaths as a penal colony. Whodunit,’Folly’ was its sequel.

Recently Australian publisher Rhiza put her rural romantic comedy ‘Central to Nowhere’ to print, and the author is backing this up with her next rural read set in Gunnedah.

The Kurri Kurri author began writing at a young age. Her love of books started earlier still. She has milked cows with a bucket between her legs, made cheese and kept bees. For many years she lived a simple life from paddock to plate, and even now you will find neither television nor microwave in the miner’s cottage the Cessnock author calls home.

One reviewer of the acclaimed author writes, “D. J. Blackmore just gets better and better … Her ability to write about what she knows makes Central to Nowhere a darn good read.”

D. J. Blackmore and Gunnedah Shire Council invites you to visit the library on Friday 24 May at 10.00 for a free morning tea and talk with the author. If you are a reader or a budding author, this is a date not to be missed. Call 02 6740 2199 to snag your seat.

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Photo Caption: D. J. Blackmore


Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 6740 2100.