Welcome to Maiden's Creek - a gold mining town in Victoria. The year is 1872 and the township of Maiden's Creek is thriving. Although it is less than ten years since gold was first discovered in the creek, there is now a substantial community clinging to the steep sides of the Maiden's Creek valley. The wealth coming from the gold mines is reflected in the presence of banks, churches, general stores, innumerable pubs, a Chinese market garden and, of course, the ladies of the night. It also boasts a newly constructed post office with telegraph linking the town to the outside world.
It is unfortunate that the only applicant for the role of postmaster turned out to be a woman, but she is capable, competent and well respected. Her name is Adelaide Greaves. As a widow with a ten year old son she has to make her way in the world - just don't ask her too many questions.
Fast forward to 17 June 2019 and Adelaide's story, THE POSTMISTRESS, hits the bookshelves (both actual and digital) today.
If you see a copy of THE POSTMISTRESS 'in the wild' take a photo of it - in store, on your eBook reader, on your book shelf, - wherever you wish. Then post it on your favourite social media page, whether that be Insta, Twitter, Facebook.
Tag me and hashtag the post with #thepostmistressbook.
But wait... there's more! You know all those self help seminars you go to that tell you to visualise your goal? Well, seeing my book in an airport bookshop was always my visualisation so there is a bonus mystery prize if you happen to see it in an airport bookshop!
I’ll be drawing the contest on 5 July. I hope you win!