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Fiona Lowe to launch 'Home Fires'

Fiona Lowe to launch 'Home Fires'
08 March 2019

Author Fiona Lowe

A small town in Victoria destroyed by bushfire is the subject of Australian award winning author Fiona Lowe’s latest release ‘Home Fires’. Fiona will launch her latest book at the Mount Gambier Library on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 7:00pm.

Fiona has been described as a gifted storyteller who writes evocative tales of everyday Australian people fighting for themselves, their families and their towns.

Her latest release ‘Home Fires’ will certainly pull on people’s heart strings of those in our local community with many in the region on bushfire alert during the summer season.
- Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Leamey

The town of Myrtle is the centre of Fiona Lowe’s book, set in the beautiful Otway Ranges in Victoria, where a lethal bushfire tears through the town destroying not only the homes and buildings, but the lives of the residents that it leaves behind. For three women in particular the fire has fractured their every existence as they struggle to move on.

Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new but scar tissues of the trauma runs deep. Each of the three women expose their secrets and face the damage that day wrought with a shocking truth emerging that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations.

“Home Fires is hot off the press and has already received rave reviews from readers and fellow authors,” Ms Leamey said.

“My latest book is based around the premise that a group of people who have been affected by the same natural disaster will all experience it differently,” author Fiona Lowe said.

“This was an emotional write for me but also promotes the importance of hope and resilience."

This is a free community event with limited seating. For bookings please contact the Mount Gambier Library by calling (08) 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on (08) 8721 2577 or email

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