It might be the middle of the year, but the new releases from our Australian women writers are not slowing down. As winter sets in and the desire to curl up in a warm and cosy spot takes over, here are some titles to look out for throughout June:

Audsley, Carmel McMurdo. Conviction (Theatricks Publishing)
Bailey, Sarah. The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin) – Debut Fiction released June 1
Brewin, Emily. Hello, Goodbye (Allen & Unwin) – Debut Fiction releasing June 28
Dowse, Sara. As the Lonely Fly (For Pity Sake) – Historical Fiction set in Palestine/Israel, Russia and the USA in the first decades of the 20th century – releasing June 24
Joosten, Melanie. Gravity Well (Scribe)
Le Rossignol, Rachel. Harlequin’s Riddle (Odyssey Books) – Adult Speculative Fiction. This is the first novel by award-winning playwright Rachel Le Rossignol. Fantasy fiction with an historical twist, it follows the journey of a young woman who joins the Commedia dell’Arte (travelling players) and discovers that their theatrical performances hide a dark secret which may well be connected to the disappearance of her brother years before.
Munro, Donna. The Zanzibar Moon (self-published via Warm Witty Publishing) – General Fiction/Contemporary Adult set in Zanzibar and East Africa, and the Gold Coast (Australia).
Mulligan, Monique. Fergus the Farting Dragon (Serenity Press) – Children’s Fiction
Nicholls, Kelly Brooke. A Reluctant Warrior (The Author People) – General Fiction/Political Thriller
Saftich, Michelle. Wanderers No More (Odyssey Books) – Historical Fiction
Spargo-Ryan, Anna. The Gulf (Picador/Pan Macmillan)
Trope, Nicole. Forgotten (Allen & Unwin) – General Fiction/Crime Fiction releasing June 28
Verity, Bree. The Hidden Duchess (Self-Published) – Historical Fiction/Romance set in provincial France 1792-3.
Walker-Smith, G. J. Stone Roses – #8 of Wishes series
Winter, Lee. Shattered (Ylva) – Adult Speculative Fiction/Diverse Fiction set in “Socotra” aka “the most alien place on Earth”. Shattered is about a black, lesbian superhero, who refuses to “hero” because she decides humanity is not worth saving. It is part of Ylva’s Superheroines Collection. Lee Winter’s debut novel, The Red Files, won a Golden Crown Literary Award and was a finalist for a LAMBDA.


If you are an Australian woman writing and have a release coming up, or if you are a publisher or agent representing an Australian woman writer, we’d love to hear from you. You can submit new releases for inclusion in the New Releases section of the AWW blog and in these monthly posts by filling out the form at the bottom of our New Releases page.

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