Fans turn up for author’s book launch

Emily AceSouth Western Times

A big group of fans turned out at the Eaton Community Library last week to welcome West Australian author Fiona Palmer as she promoted her new novel Secrets Between Friends.

The author’s visit was made more significant as it coincided with the date of the book’s release.

Library officer Suzanne Gratwick said the event was one of “the biggest in quite some time”.

“Fiona gave us a bit of background into how she came to be a writer and also talked about her new book, which is a slight change into general fiction,” she said.

“Previously she has written eight romance books and four young adult novels, so this is her first move into a broader market.

“The book had just come out that day and Collins had just gotten its stock for it – which is lucky that they organised it ahead of time.

“She sells well all over Australia, and she has had books in countries around the world – she has a really good following.”

Secrets Between Friends follows three friends who embark on a luxury cruise to recreate a school trip they had taken 10 years earlier to Albany. The heartfelt story explores how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.

The author stayed for a Q&A session, to sign copies of the book and interact with fans.

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