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Romantic comedy author coming to Grafton


Clarence Valley residents have the chance to meet Australian author Janette Paul and take a hilarious road-trip to the Australian outback, with an enticing family mystery thrown in.

Ms Paul is visiting Grafton next month to talk about her new book Amber and Alice. Described as Bridget Jones meets Thelma and Louise, Janette Paul’s fresh and funny romantic comedy takes the reader on an intriguing journey that captures the essence of the Australian outback, its remote beauty and an all-too-common love/hate relationship with camping.

Janette Paul is the pen name of bestselling suspense author Jaye Ford.

Amber and Alice is the seventh novel by the author, a tally that includes her first romantic comedy as Janette Paul, the bestselling e-book Just Breathe, and five internationally published and award-winning thrillers writing as Jaye Ford. Before writing fiction, she was a news and sports journalist and worked in public relations. She writes fulltime from her home at Lake Macquarie in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Clarence residents can hear first-hand what inspired this intriguing story and her first-hand experiences in the Australian Red Centre.


Where:         Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, Grafton

When:          1-2pmFriday September 15


BYO lunch; tea and coffee are provided. To book a space phone 6641 0100 and for further details visit

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Author, Janette Paul.