Chris Hammer shares the secrets of the story in a virtual author conversation – Bundaberg Now
International bestselling author Chris Hammer will discuss his latest thriller Treasure and Dirt with fans this month on a virtual book tour facilitated by the Bundaberg Library.
Its final reading takes place in the desolate hinterland town of Finnigans Gap, where police struggle to maintain law and order.
Thieves loot opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable youth and billionaires do whatever they want.
Chris said the script dives right into the drama and didn’t spend time building up the suspense to hook the reader.
“The body of an opal miner is found crucified in his mine and we follow two police detectives as they investigate; the more they probe, the more secrets they discover, ”he said.
“Before long, their own careers are on the line as more and more mysteries emerge. “
While Chris was scheduled to tour the area to promote the book, current covid restrictions made the event go virtual, giving guests two ways to participate.
Chris said he looks forward to a fun chat with those who log on, discussing Treasure and Dirt and how he came to write it.
“There is the opportunity to learn more about the book, but also the history of how I came to write it and the writing process itself,” he said. -he declares.
“I’ve done similar events in the past with the same interviewer, Queensland author Ben Hobson, who’s the most fun and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Having been to Bundaberg once before, Chris said he looks forward to visiting the area and will try to visit the area in person, following the covid.
“I visited Bundaberg once, briefly, a very long time ago,” he said.
“I love regional Australia – maybe that’s why my books are usually set in the countryside – and I was so disappointed when the Covid caused the tour to be canceled.
“I was looking forward to visiting as part of the book tour for Treasure and Dirt – now I’m going to have to write another book so I can visit after covid!”
Council Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the event was a fantastic opportunity for people to come to the library and hear from a great author.
“The library is having a great event despite Chris not being able to be here in person,” Cr Learmonth said.
“I encourage the community to come to the library and participate in the author’s discussion, while meeting other people who might have similar interests.”
As a question-and-answer session should be undertaken after the conference, you can email your questions to [email protected] before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13.
This event was made possible by event host OverDrive and publisher Allen & Unwin
Dated: Wednesday 20 Oct.
Time: 5.15 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. (refreshments served before the conference)
Open reservations here.
Participation at home:
Dated: Wednesday 20 Oct.
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open reservations here. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants closer to the conference.
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