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    Watercolours shortlisted for 2012 Indie awards
    Watercolours has been shortlisted for the Indie debut book of the year award from the Australian Independent Booksellers. More information here.

    Adrienne featured in Madison
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    Madison article

    Madison is also running an excerpt from Watercolours here.

    Courier Mail reviews Watercolours
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    Courier Mail review

    More praise for Watercolours
    Marie Claire describes Watercolours as, ‘A lusciously colourful debut mystery from a new Australian author.’ Read the review below.

    Byron Bay Writers Festival
    5-7 August, 2011


    Adrienne Ferreira, Edwin Wilson, Maris Morton
    Chair: Moya Costello
    Chatroom A
    2.00pm - 3.00pm (Friday, August 5) — Included in festival pass

    Julietta Jameson, Adrienne Ferreira, Kim Wildman
    Chair: Michael Pelusey
    Sponsored by Byron Bay Accom
    Red Marquee
    4.00pm - 5.00pm (Friday, August 5) — Included in festival pass
    More information here.

    Wheeler Centre, Melbourne
    Debut Monday Night
    22 August 2011
    More information here.

    Watercolours chosen among Top Picks,
    BOOKSELLER & PUBLISHER for May-June 2011
    4½ stars out of 5

    Watercolours Sydney Launch
    Shearer’s Bookshop
    Norton Street Leichhard
    Tuesday 3 May 2011, 6pm
    Photos of the launch now online

    Watercolours Central Coast Launch
    Adrienne signing books at her Central Coast launch
    Dymocks Bookshop
    Erina Fair
    Sunday 15 May 2011, 3.30pm

    Read Adrienne’s interview with Central Coast local Jodi Wilson on her blog Che & Fidel here.

    Photos by the talented Daniel Grey

    Central Coast launch

    My Central Coast peeps, cleaning out the bookshelves of Dymocks, Erina!

    Central Coast launch Central Coast launch
    Central Coast lanch of Watercolours

    Little Sacha Bramham with proud dad, Marcus; Gemma Miskell, Mish Martin and me.

    Central Coast lanch of Watercolours

    What the … ?

    Prouille School, Wahroonga
    New Library Opening
    25 May 2011


    Canberra, Electric Shadows Bookshop
    Author reading and signing
    Saturday June 18 at 2pm
    Shop 2, 40 Mort Street
    Braddon, ACT, 2612


    ‘All Novi wants is to be an average 11 year old, but in reality, he’s the reluctant member of the quirkiest family in his small NSW town. He’s also an artist, capturing the personalities of those around him and, with the help of his teacher, Mr Best, Novi unwittingly begins using his art to explore the turbulent history of his Italian family, including the unsolved murder of his grandfather. A lusciously colourful debut mystery from a new Australian author.’
    Marie Claire

    Click here to read Greg Barron’s review.

    Read the Bookseller & Publisher review here.

    A huge crowd celebrates the launch of Watercolours

    Rob Carlton launches the Adrienne Ferreira novel, Watercolours

    Rob Carlton, most recently seen as Kerry Packer in Paper Giants launched his wife, Adrienne Ferreira’s debut novel on Tuesday night at Shearer’s Bookshop Leichhardt. Rob spoke eloquently about Adrienne’s dedication to the creative process despite many setbacks and difficulties along the way.

    In keeping with the Italian theme of the novel, an accordion player entertained the celebrity crowd who enjoyed delicious wine infused with mulberry syrup. Mulberry trees feature in Watercolours, which is set in a fictional Northern NSW town where the short-lived Australian silk industry had a brief flowering.

    Watercolours hit the bookshops this week with strong early sales and lavish praise including this from Malcolm Knox:

    ‘A stunner. It’s note-perfect and the control of the shifting points of view is incredibly skillful. The descriptions of Novi’s painting and his way of seeing the world are gut-wrenching. It’s a really fine novel.’

    Photos from Shearer’s Bookshop launch,
    3 May 2011

    Adrienne at launch of Watercolours

    Very happy!


    Chirrup… chirrup…

    mulberry maps

    Rachel Couper’s mulberry maps on the washing line

    Mark Russell, Craig Reucassel, Mel Spencer and Ross Maio

    Mark Russell, Craig Reucassel, Mel Spencer & Ross Maio — accordionist extraordinaire








    Ingrid Weir, Bec Massey,
    Antoinette & Sian Dyce

    Leo and Jim

    Leo & Jim, offering to sign some books








    Sacha Zehnder with Coco, Tamar Morrison & Ros Couper


    Leo, Rachel Couper & Jim.

    signing books


    signing books

    The very helpful Jase, from HarperCollins

    Adrienne Ferreira at the launch of her novel, Watercolours

    Why can’t book launch parties last forever?

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