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If you’re reading one of my books and located in Sydney, I may be able to join you to discuss the book and answer reader questions.
We had a wonderful Book Club with Amanda Hampson. Our members appreciated the book as a well-written, pacey and entertaining read and a little escape from the horrors of the world today – while acknowledging that the book treated post-war sensitivities seriously. Amanda is great guest – she answered questions generously and gave us all an insight into the way an author tackles historical subjects and the task of polishing a manuscript. Very interesting to all. Gillian, Berkelouw Books.
One of the most entertaining authors I have had the absolute pleasure to meet and listen to. Edgar’s Books
Author Talk: The Yellow Villa (Release May 2018)
If you’ve ever dreamed moving to France or Italy to seek ‘the good life’ you’ll find Amanda Hampson’s latest novel, The Yellow Villa, a fascinating and highly entertaining read.
When Mia and Ben trade their inner-city Sydney flat for a five-bedroom villa in South-West France they are befriended by an older British couple; Dominic, a food critic and wine connoisseur, and his wife, Susannah, an actress. Both couples have relocated to escape troubles at home, but soon find their problems intensify and secrets begin to emerge.
Join Amanda Hampson for an entertaining talk about her insights and research in France into the expat life, the flip side of ‘la belle vie’ – and why it’s not all brie and rosé.
Smash Out Your Novel 1/2 day or full day
Join bestselling novelist, Amanda Hampson, for an intense, highly productive workshop. Find out how to plunder your life for material, craft a killer premise, create a dynamic and sustainable protagonist, outwit your readers with plot reversals – and get it written! Participants need to be prepared to get involved, have some fun, share their work and be ready to write the opening sentence of their novel.
Smash Out Your Novel will give you the direction needed for your writing journey and the practical tools to get your first draft underway.
Five Secrets of Compelling Stories – 1/2 day or full day
Join bestselling novelist, Amanda Hampson, in a fast-paced, entertaining workshop that will show you the elements that will give your narrative direction and drive. Learn how to create purposeful scenes, compelling characters, meaningful dialogue. How to find the perfect structure, understand the purpose of conflict and the art of weaving suspense through your story.
Memoir Made Simple – 1/2 day or full day
Join best-selling author, Amanda Hampson, for a unique, practical workshop to find out everything you need to know: how to get your material organised, find a structure, turn fragments and memories into stories, craft dialogue and description. Find your voice and turn your story into a compelling read.
Author events are free of charge, workshops at agreed rate.