Novel: The Lucky Galah

The Galah has landed!

The Lucky Galah has hit bookshops and online booksellers across the land. It’s also available as an eBook and an audio book.

Upcoming Author Talks & Events (all free, all welcome):

Carnarvon 10am Saturday April 21 at the Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon 12pm Tuesday April 24 at the Carnarvon Library

Sydney 6.30pm Tuesday May 1 at Better Read Than Dead Books

Bathurst 12.40pm Sunday May 6 at the Ponton Theatre on CSU campus

Canberra 6pm Thursday June 14 at Paperchain books (details will appear at this link closer to event)

About The Lucky Galah

It’s 1969 and a remote Australian coastal town is poised to play its part in the Moon Landing. An influx of expat NASA employees working at the tracking station on the sand dune just out of town shakes things up. A pink and grey galah cockatoo emerges from a cage at the back door of the Kelly household and uncovers some tightly-held secrets. She threads these playfully through the story of her own rising and falling fortunes in what we call the lucky country.


As I wrote The Lucky Galah, I had a vision: I imagined it would go nicely with a matching tea towel. With help from local Bathurst artist Katrina Daly, this ambition has been realised. You can order (directly from me!) a hand screen-printed tea towel to go with your book! Send a message to They’re $20 each.

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