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Posie Graeme-Evans

Posie Graeme-Evans is the internationally bestselling author of five novels, including The Island House and The Dressmaker. She has worked in Australian film and television for the last thirty years as a director, commissioning executive and creator/producer of hundreds of hours of drama and children’s series, including the worldwide smash hit McLeod’s Daughters and Daytime Emmy nominated Hi-5. She lives in Tasmania with her husband and creative partner, Andrew Blaxland. Visit her website at
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Ellen has secrets...She lies to survive. Click here to find out what happens to The Dressmaker.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never trust a sword to a man who can't dance

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Unconditional love. Giving and receiving. The moment a small child says "I love you." for the first time. And every time. Being truly forgiven. Being accepted. Laughter around a table stocked with friends. Sharing of food and wine on a cold night: the storm outside, you inside, safe and warm and cherished. A perfect morning, nothing but bird song and a soft wind. Writing "The End."

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Loneliness. Aloneness.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would, instantly, like to speak the following languages: French, German, Czech, any Norwegian language, Mandarin, Japanese etc and be able to make jokes, and also write elegantly in that language

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Don't even want to contemplate that one!

Author Voices

June 21, 2012

June 21st, Tasmania. A day of sharp, settled cold but I'm warm sitting here - cosy, writing, looking out across fields and hills to water and, in the distance, snow on the mountains.

And in America, in four days time, in the dazzle of your June, my new book The Island House comes out. Life feels schizophrenic, right now!

So this is our longest night, and your longest day. Going to the beach for you, for me stacking wood beside the stove in the kitchen and the fireplace in sitting room, keeping the fires going (cats in their baskets on the hearth, they don't move on cold days), remembering to lock the chooks away at night so the quolls... see more

August 13, 2010

That's the thing about the web; you're out there, and I'm here inside this post. If you read it, you (maybe) will hear me talking to you. Words run from the ends of my fingers just like they come out of my mouth - sort of... but it's like telepathy. There'll be no sound but what you give them.

And, at last, at last I've logged into reaching out again. A few years ago I used to blog quite a lot. Then I got all blogged-out. Now I'm back and that's because, of course, "The Dressmaker" will be published soon. I'm eager to re-connect. To say hello. To find out if the story works.

So, if you read it, let me know what you think. I'm grown up.... see more

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