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Kaneana May, author of ‘The One’. Image: contributed

Meet Kaneana May, author of ‘The One’

Australian author Kaneana May, will be in the Clarence Valley early next month to speak about her new novel, ‘The One’.

The Clarence Regional Library is hosting two events: an evening event at Yamba Library on September 3 and a lunch time event at Grafton library on September 4. Both events are free and catered. Bookings are recommended.

Event details     

Cost: Free

  • Yamba: 6-7pm, Tuesday, September 3 (refreshments provided)

45 Wooli St, Yamba. Ph: 6646 6542


  • Grafton: 12:30-1:30pm, Wednesday, September 4 (light lunch provided)

126 – 144 Pound St, Grafton. Ph: 6641 0100


Kaneana, who lives on the Mid North Coast with her husband and three children, said ‘The One’, published by Harlequin, wasn’t her first completed manuscript but was the first one with which she was able to break through to publication.

“The premise of the book revolves around a reality TV dating show called The One and follows the stories of three women; a producer, a contestant and an occasional viewer,” she said.

“It combines my love for both ‘behind the scenes’ television production and small town living. 

“My author talk covers how I first fell in love with story, studying television production at university, landing a dream job in TV, moving into fiction writing, managing to write with young kids and then finally getting a book deal, and what’s been involved since signing the contract.

“I look forward to sharing it with readers and writers of the Clarence Valley.”