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Rachael Johns to tour Mount Gambier

Rachael Johns to tour Mount Gambier
21 October 2022

Author Rachael Johns
Author Rachael Johns
Author Rachael Johns

The “undisputed Queen of Australian women’s fiction” Rachael Johns will launch her latest novel, The Work Wives, at the Mount Gambier Library on Wednesday 9 November 2022 at 7:00pm.

Acting Manager Library and Community Development Kristi Brooks said this is a rare and exciting opportunity for our community to see the Western Australia-based author live.

Rachael is Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit’, and is published internationally. Acting Manager Library and Community Development Kristi Brooks

Rachael Johns’ success is a testament to her skill as a writer and her ability to connect with readers. A fiction writer since she was 17 and an English teacher by trade, Rachael is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and other romance and women’s fiction books, including her recent bestseller Something to Talk About.

The Work Wives will have you questioning how well you know the people you work with.

For work wives Debra and Quinn, it’s a case of opposites attract. They are each other’s lifelines as they navigate office politics and jobs that pay the bills but don’t inspire them. Outside work, they are also friends, but where Quinn is addicted to dating apps and desperate to find love, Deb has sworn off men. Although Deb is not close to her own mother, her teenage daughter is her life and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do to protect her.

“Readers of Rachael’s previous novels will love this book: A true ‘life-lit’ facing all of today’s modern-life dilemmas of family and belonging, friendship and support, raising a teenager and telling white lies…” said Kristi Brooks.

This a free event with bookings available by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 08 8721 2540 or book online at www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/library under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes at mbrookes@mountgambier.sa.gov.au or 08 8721 2577.

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier CEO Sarah Philpott, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA 5290.