Podcast: Averil Kenny on Her Deep Connection to Rural Life

Podcast: Averil Kenny on Her Deep Connection to Rural Life

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Averil Kenny talks to Cheryl about growing up in rural Australia and how this bleeds into her writing. Her latest novel, The Girls of Lake Evelyn, is out now.

About the author:

Averil Kenny grew up on a dairy farm and began work in the tourism industry at a young age. She studied Education at James Cook University, before completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland. She currently lives in Far North Queensland with her husband and four children. When not dreaming up stories, she can be found nestled in her favourite yellow wingback chair, reading and sipping tea, in her library overlooking the rainforest. Her first novel, Those Hamilton Sisters, was released in 2020 and has been published in the UK and Sweden. The Girls of Lake Evelyn is her second novel.

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          Publisher details

          The Girls of Lake Evelyn
          Author
          Averil Kenny
          Publisher
          Echo Publishing
          Genre
          Fiction
          Released
          29 March, 2022
          ISBN
          9781760686727

          Synopsis

          A runaway bride escapes to tropical North Queensland, where she finds a mysterious lake with secrets of its own...

          You cannot force me to marry him. For once, please let me choose…

          It's 1958 and Vivienne George is due to marry Howard Woollcott III in the finest society wedding of the year. But when she realises she can't marry a man she doesn't love, she flees, with the help of her Uncle Felix, to a small town in tropical North Queensland.

          Hidden away in a secluded lodge, Vivienne spends her days swimming in the beautiful lake nearby and getting to know kind Owen Monash, her only neighbour for miles. It may seem like the perfect place to escape her troubles, but there's something about this mysterious lodge and the lake outside which put Vivienne on edge.

          When she meets Josie Monash, Owen's sister, she learns of Celeste Starr, a beautiful movie star who tragically died in the lake and spawned a curse that has plagued the girls of the town ever since. When Josie decides to stage a play about Celeste, with Vivienne in the lead role, it sets off a chain of dark events … Is there any truth in the legend of the girls of Lake Evelyn? And how will Vivienne find the life she's always wanted when her past comes back to haunt her?

          Averil Kenny
          About the author

          Averil Kenny

          Averil Kenny is a writer living in the lush, enchanted tropics of Far North Queensland. Averil writes w omen's fiction with an evocative flair, featuring strong, sassy heroines. She grew up on a dairy farm and studied Journalism at the University of Queensland. Averil has four children and can be found sharing her vibrant vignettes of tropical life on Instagram: @sunshineinateacup

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