I love writing stories that make people to think. To me, it’s encouraging to hear is when they’re talking about them; when they’re thinking about the story well after they’ve put down the book.
I love it when my books start conversations – that’s why I included some discussion questions at the back of the novel. That isn’t the say that it’s homework, it’s more to help fill that gap at the start of the conversation or give you a starting point.
Perhaps another way of thinking about these questions if you’re already well-versed in book club discussion.
The themes on which the books are built are common to us all. Baggage. Honesty in relationships. Our direction in life and our destiny.
I’m happy to join the conversation – more about that later – but in the meantime I’ve put together some resources for your book club, and if you don’t need them, that’s fine!
I just thought some of you might want to make notes but not deface your book. Hey, I’m a reader too!
- Book Club discussion starters – The Camera Never Lies
- Book Club discussion starters – The Baggage Handler
- Book club questions – Where the Road Bends
Would you like your questions answered while you’re reading?
Email me your questions before your book club meets and I’ll send you a video with my answers! I am also available to Skype into your book club for a chat about The Baggage Handler, if you’d like to hear from the author, or simply to hear an Australian accent as part of your conversation. You can contact me here, and hopefully we can make the timezones work!
And if you’re looking for something Australian to nibble on while you’re reading and chatting …
I’m an Australian. A proud one. And while The Baggage Handler isn’t an Australian story, here are some ideas for Australian snacks and finger food to your Book Club to nibble on!
- Australia Day finger food (if you’d like options)
- Mini pavlovas (I’ve made these countless times. They’re amazing!)
- Lamingtons (No, not Lexington – Lamington! Australia’s national cake)
- Anzac biscuits (every Aussie kid grew up on these)