Married Quarter was released in May 2017 and since that time I have given more than 20 author talks; the most recent were only last week where I gave two talks in regional libraries in Victoria.
I am in a very fortunate position to be able to give these talks as my husband and I live on the road full-time, so potentially in every town there is a new audience or group of people who are interested in coming to a talk.
Over the past two and a half years I have spoken at RSLs, military bases, cafés, restaurants, libraries, a writer’s festival, caravan parks, a university, a school, bookstores and pubs. Some of the groups I have had the privilege of speaking to have been Partners of Veterans Association, Mates4Mates, University of the Third Age (U3A), Veteran groups, RSL groups including RSL Active, the International Military Writer’s Festival, and many others.
Almost all of the speaking engagements I have done have come about through word of mouth. Every talk I give seems to open up a window to another talk. It’s been a flow-on effect. I have done talks to audiences as small as six people and as big as 110 people, with the average number at around 20 people.
I have spoken to hundreds of people in that time. What gives me the most satisfaction is when people share their stories with me. They feel comfortable sharing their stories and some even tell me things that they have never told anyone before. I like to think that my talks encourage conversation.
I always say that even though Married Quarter is my story, it’s all our stories – all military spouses and all military families.
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