Author Visit - Fiona Palmer

Past Event

Come and meet Fiona Palmer at the Gingin Library!

Discuss her latest book ‘Matters of the Heart’ which is a modern re-imagination of Jane Austin’s beloved classic tales of manners and marriage transporting an enduring love story in this very 21st century novel about family, female empowerment and matters of the heart.

Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to the Gingin CRC on 9575 1253 by 18 Sept 2019 for catering purposes.


Fiona lives in the tiny rural town of Pingaring, WA, three and a half hours south-east of Perth. She writes her own brand of stories from the country to the coast.

Fiona left school after Year 11, itching to start work and begin her life. She started racing speedway cars as a third generation driver that same year and worked
odd jobs such as rouseabouting, tractor driving and working the CBH wheat bins where she met her husband to be.

It was while running the local shop in Pingaring in 2006 that she began writing down a story that was roaming around in her head. Lo and behold, this was the start of her writing career.

Event Details

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Gingin Library, 1 Lily King Place, Gingin


Contact: Gloria Hyne

Organisation: Shire of Gingin

Position: Customer Service/Library Officer

Phone: (08) 9575 5153 (Mon & Wed only) - call (08) 9575 1253 other days (Gingin CRC)


Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 21st September 2019

Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121



255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121


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