Some years ago my local library was burnt to the ground and had to be relocated. I'm pleased to say that I will be giving a talk there on 2nd July. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Historical Novel Society of Australasia Conference 2015

Looking forward to meeting lots of interesting people at this Sydney conference. It kicks off tonight with a cocktail party at the State Library. There should be some lively discussion at a round table debate with Kelly Gardiner (Chair)Deborah ChallinorJesse BlackadderRachel Le Rossignol and Gillian Polack as they ponder the question: ‘What can historical novelists and historians learn from each other? 


Guest Speaker at the Town of Vincent Library & History Centre


I will be guest speaker at the Town of Vincent Library & History Centre. To hear more about the writing of Finding Jasper please come along and join me.

When: 10:00 AM, Wednesday 28 May to 11:00 AM, Wednesday 28 May 2014

Where: 99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007


Guest speaker at Society of Women Writers WA

I will be guest speaker at the Society of Women Writers WA on 18th March 2014. This will follow a General Monthly Meeting which will be held at 12.15 pm. 

Topic: Serendipity: PhD to Publication 

Venue:       Citiplace Community Centre, Perth Railway Station Concourse (above Platform 9)


for more details about SWWWA see





Date: 7 Nov 2013

Time: 7pm-8:30pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room, B1, National Library Board, Singapore

            100 Victoria Street, Singapore

About the Launch 

Meet West Australian author Lynne Leonhardt at the launch of her novel in Singapore.Finding Jasper (Margret River Press) explores the social, emotional and physical dislocation brought about by war.  Set across Australia, England and Sri Lanka between 1945-65, Finding Jasper is an acute, sensitive search for love and a sense of self in a rapidly changing world.  

The book will be launched by guest speaker Kevin Peter Blackburn, NIE and the author will show a short video and read an excerpt from the book. You will also have the opportunity to direct questions to the author. 

Light Refreshment will be provided.

The event is co-organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore and Margaret River Press. 

Entrance is free. Click here to register