Monica McInerney to launch The Godmothers in virtual event on October 8

COVID-safe: Monica McInerney will launch her new book The Godmothers with a virtual event for Logan readers next month.

COVID-safe: Monica McInerney will launch her new book The Godmothers with a virtual event for Logan readers next month.

Popular Australian author Monica McInerney will give Logan book lovers a sneak peek of her latest novel next month.

Logan City Council's Library Service is joining forces with council libraries in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Noosa, Moreton, Redlands and the Sunshine Coast, along with Ms McInerney's publisher Penguin Australia, to host an online event with the best-selling author.

Ms McInerney will speak with author and former ABC presenter Mary-Lou Stephens.

The virtual event will launch her latest novel The Godmothers.

It will be simulcast across each council's social media channels from 7.30pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 8.

Interested Logan residents need to register first via loglib.org/monica

Three lucky local participants will receive an autographed copy of The Godmothers.

Participants will hear the inside story behind the novel, set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England.

It is about love, lies, hope and sorrow and the families we are born into and those we make for ourselves.

Ms McInerney is one of the stars of Australian fiction.

She has had several international bestsellers.

Her work includes At Home with the Templetons, The House of Memories, Family Baggage and Upside Down Inside Out.

Her books have been translated into more than 12 languages.

The 54-year-old grew up in a family of seven children in South Australia's Clare Valley wine region.

Ms McInerney's father was the railway stationmaster and her mother worked in the local library.

She now lives in in Dublin.

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