Great Meet the Author with Helene Young

Julie-and-me-at-Seppeltsfield-Winery1-682x1024What a great event on Saturday 2nd June when some 80 guests were enthralled by author Helene Young – what an interesting life she has led, and her books are based on her life-experiences – pilot, sailor, a person who has spent so much of her life in North Queensland.  She has been compared to Nora Roberts, but most of the people at her talk thought was not so much a romantic novelist as a novelist of life.

Congratulations to Tania Paull and Julie Bailey from the Library staff, and all the Friends of the Library Committee who contributed to making this such a memorable day.

Helene obviously enjoyed herself, judging by the comments posted on her website, with quite a few photos of the audience:

Her agent was so impressed by the enthusiasm and support shown by the Barossans that we will probably have another author event later this year.

Meet the Author Sunday 2nd July



Event Details– Literary High Tea

Date:           Sunday 2 June

Time:           2pm

Venue:        Seppeltsfield Winery Dining Hall


Cost:  $5.00, includes High Tea                                     

*Wine available to purchase by the glass*



Phone :       8563 8440                     

 Books will be available to purchase on the day with book signing and High Tea to follow.

 Helene Young, who is touted as Australia’s Nora Roberts, will have you enthralled to the last page in her new novel, Half Moon Bay.                                                            Helene lives aboard a catamaran moored near the Great Barrier Reef with her husband and their dog, Zeus. Her work as a senior captain with a major regional airline takes her all over Australia and she draws inspiration for her stories from the communities she visits. She won the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. She was also voted most popular romantic suspense author by the Romance Readers of Australia (ARRA) in 2010 and 2011, and shortlisted for the same award in 2012.

 The book – Half Moon Bay

Ellie Wilding has been running from her past, but  when  the residents of Half Moon Bay call for help she knows it’s finally time to return home.

As an international photojournalist, she’s used to violence in war zones, but she’s shocked when it  erupts in the sleepy hamlet on the north coast of NSW, threatening all she holds dear.  As a storm rages and floodwaters rise, Ellie struggles  to save her community. But who can  she trust?

Nick Lawson, the dangerously attractive stranger with secrets, or an old friend who has never let her down?