Book Launch - Sunday 27 August, 10am
Location: Ferguson Room, National Library of Australia
Graham Wilson lives in Sydney. He is a self-published author of nine books which have sold widely in ebook form in the USA and United Kingdom. Lizzie’s Tale, the second novel in the Old Balmain House series, is being launched at the Canberra Writers Festival in 2017.
Lizzie's Tale tells the story of a working glass teenage girl in the 1960s, who is determined to not give her baby up for adoption. A poignant tale of the struggle to survive in an unforgiving society.
About the author
Graham Wilson lives in Sydney. He is a self-published author of nine books which have sold widely in ebook form in the USA and United Kingdom. They comprise a family memoir ‘Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope’ and two series of Australian novels.
- The Old Balmain House Series – historical fiction genre set in Sydney
- The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series – a dark murder-mystery set in outback Australia
The Old Balmain House Series starts with a novel called ‘Little Lost Girl’ set in an old a weatherboard cottage in Sydney where a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died 100 years ago. The book imagines her life and family in Balmain, in inner Sydney. Balmain locations and events form the story background. Its previous ebook version was the highest rated Australian historical fiction novel on Amazon US for most of 2016.
Lizzie’s Tale, the second novel in this series, is being launched at the Canberra Writers Festival in 2017. It tells of a working class teenage girl who lives in this Balmain house in the 1960s. When she becomes pregnant she is determined not to give up her baby for adoption. It is her story of struggle to survive in an unforgiving society.
The third novel, ‘Devil's Choice’, follows the next generation of the same family. Lizzie's daughter is faced with an awful choice in trying to save the life of her own daughter, inflicted with an incurable disease. It will be released in late 2017.
The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series comprises five novels set in Outback Australia. The first novel ‘Just Visiting’ is about an English backpacker, Susan, who visits the Northern Territory, becomes captivated and in great danger from a man who loves crocodiles. The second book in the series, ‘Creature of an Ancient Dreaming’, follows the discovery of this man's remains, with Susan being placed on trial for murder. The third book, ‘The Empty Place’, is about Susan's struggle to retain her sanity in jail while her family and friends try to find out what happened on that fateful day before it is too late. Book four ‘Lost Girls’ is the story of the search for a vanished Susan and four other girls whose passports are found in the possession of the man she killed. The final book, ‘Sunlit Shadow Dance’ tells of a girl who appears in a remote aboriginal community in North Queensland, with no memory except a name. It tells how she rebuilds her life from an empty shell. Then, as fragments of the past return, dark shadows threaten to overwhelm her.
‘Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope’ is the story of the author's life, his childhood in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory. It tells of this place, its people and its transformation over half a century with aboriginal rights and the discovery of uranium. It tells of him surviving an attack by a large crocodile and working over two decades in the NT outback.
All books are published as ebooks by major ebook publishers. Some are available in print through Amazon and selected bookshops.
Graham is a veterinarian who works in wildlife conservation and for rural people. His books reflect his former life and experiences in the Northern Territory and now in Sydney.