Something Rotten in the Apple Isle Giveaway!

Women's Crime isn't always cozy - a fab Amanda Wrangles card

Women’s Crime isn’t always cozy – a fab Amanda Wrangles card


I have been quiet on the blog as I’m on deadline for my latest edit of Currawong Manor but wanted to pop in quickly and announce a giveaway on Tale Peddler.

As I’m so busy at the moment this giveaway will run for a month but I will remind folks weekly and it also gives you more chances to win.


I’ve just returned from Melbourne where I was a guest for Sisters in Crime along with fellow Tasmanian writers Poppy Gee and Livia Day for a panel called Something Rotten in the Apple Isle. Lindy Cameron chaired the panel.

This was a fun night and it was so great to finally meet Poppy and Livia and to be reunited with the Sisters in Crime of Melbourne.

Sisters in Crime, Lindy Cameron, Carmel Shute and Josephine Pennicott

Sisters in Crime, Lindy Cameron, Carmel Shute and Josephine Pennicott

For the evening I read Poppy and Livia’s books and they are both excellent although different in style and setting. All three books are set in Tasmania which is what inspired our panel . Livia’s A Trifle Dead is set in urban and hip Hobart and is a really funny and gripping read. And Poppy’s book is set on the stunningly beautiful East Coast of Tasmania and describes the ripple effect amongst a small community when the body of a dead girl is washed ashore.

Josephine Pennicott with Amanda Wrangles and Leigh Redhead

Josephine Pennicott with Amanda Wrangles and Leigh Redhead

We discussed Tasmania as Muse, our own childhoods in Tasmania, some well-known murder cases in Tasmania and how our books were inspired by the landscape. We also touched on motherhood and writing and how difficult it can be to produce work when you also want to be there for your children. Thank you to the audience who braved a chill winter’s evening to hear us speak and also to Sisters in Crime for inviting me to be part of the event. I have shared a few photographs taken at the night on my Instagram. There are two Sisters in Crime in particular the beautiful Leigh Redhead and Amanda Wrangles who always seem to bring out my inner trout pout. Amanda Wrangles is the talented artist behind the beautiful cards in the photo. They are not included in the giveaway but I couldn’t resist showing them off.


But – back to the giveaway. I’m sure you have guessed it by now…

One person will win a signed copy of our three books and so a complete set of Something Rotten in the Apple Isle books. This competition is open world wide and so if you’re overseas and have been longing for a print version of one of our books you now have a chance to win ALL THREE. It makes a unique and lovely gift for the crime and mystery reader in your life.

And it’s super easy to enter! To be eligible to win – either do one of the following:

leave a comment below this post to let me know you would like to be placed in my Magic Sorting Hat


leave a comment on my personal or Author Facebook page


leave a comment on my Twitter message regarding the giveaway


leave a comment on my Good Reads giveaway. (As soon as I figure out how to work a Good Reads giveaway.)

AND if you SHARE the competition on your social networking sites and let me know you have shared, you get an extra chance!

AND every week when I remind if you SHARE AGAIN you get an extra chance in my Magic Sorting Hat.

I have loads of things I want to blog about including my impressions of the Sydney Writers’ Festival but for now back to the edit.

Thank you for visiting me,

Love Josephine xx

22 Responses

  1. Rebecca June 17, 2013 / 1:59 am

    Oooohhh luvverly! I’ve always thought Tasmania has the perfect gothic vibe for murder and mayhem 🙂

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 2:26 am

      Darling Rebecca, you are in my hat for three chances as you have shared here as well as Facebook. xx

  2. jen storer June 17, 2013 / 2:13 am

    Nice work, TP. A fab prize, I will definitely FB share! xx PS Love that pout!

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 2:28 am

      Thanks Jen. Have no idea of why we are pouting. It’s Redhead and Wrangles leading me astray of course. It’s been a long, long time since my last giveaway and so happy to put you in my hat for three chances as you have also done the Facebook, here and comment. Good Luck Jen! xx .

  3. Heather Quenneville June 17, 2013 / 3:15 am

    O.K. So, since I couldn’t make it to the event, I’m going to close my eyes and wish really hard and who knows! Best wishes, I’ll be sure to share. Heather Q xxx

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 3:21 am

      Thanks darling Heather. I’ll wish for you as well and I’ll keep an eye out for your sharing and extra chances. I’ll also keep reminding you for more chances. Have a beautiful day fellow Tasmanian Apple! xx

  4. Elizabeth Greaves June 17, 2013 / 4:20 am

    Enter me in giveaway, please!

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 4:23 am

      Liz Greaves, your name is going into my magic hat. Good luck and if you are chatting to any of my book club let them know. I do realise you are packing to travel so happy travelling! Hope to see you soon. xx

  5. Joy Rockey June 17, 2013 / 7:37 am

    How exciting. I would love to win Josephine & considerer this shared to my FB page

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 10:05 am

      Dear Joy, Lovely! Thanks so much and you are in my Magic Hat with two chances. Keep your eye out and you can always get more chances before I finish here! Thanks for your support. Good luck! xx

  6. sue knight June 17, 2013 / 8:20 am

    Yes Please and many mwahs to you for allowing me to jump in to ye ole magic hat. This is my second try as our Satellite BB is olaying up

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 10:08 am

      Hello Sue and some mwah mwahs back to you for jumping in. Sorry to hear you’ve had some trouble with your satellite but you are definitely in the hat now! Good luck! I use my Magic Hat in my book club for selecting books and so it knows the drill by now. Take Care and many thanks for your support. xx

  7. Lisa jarvis June 17, 2013 / 10:53 am

    I would live to enter ur comp x

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 11:02 am

      Hello Lisa Jarvis! How lovely to see you here and you are definitely going into my Magic Hat. Now don’t forget to let your Irish family know as well as I’m posting internationally. Thanks darling and Good Luck in the Magic Hat! Let any other mutual friends know they are more than welcome. It would make a lovely gift even if they already have some of the books xx

  8. Sarah Ruthven June 17, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time – I’d love to go in your hat Jo. I don’t have a signed copy of yours!

    • josephinetalepeddler June 17, 2013 / 12:51 pm

      Hello Dear Sarah, Great to see you here. Of course my dear! You are going into my Magic Hat and best wishes to you! Hope all is well in your part of the world. Love to Anna.xx

    • josephinetalepeddler June 18, 2013 / 12:01 am

      Yay Alison! You are going in for sure and wishing you luck. Thanks for popping over and supporting my giveaway. Hope all is well in your creative world. xx

  9. Robyn Jones June 20, 2013 / 7:28 am

    What fun!! Please may I be in your sorting hat. I’ll go over to Facebook and share there, too.

    • josephinetalepeddler June 20, 2013 / 7:47 am

      Robyn Jones, you are definitely in my Magic Sorting Hat TWICE! Thank you so much for entering and best of luck to you. xx

  10. Brigita June 20, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Goodness, I’d love to be placed in the Magic Sorting Hat! I’ve read so many terrific reviews about all of these books.

    • josephinetalepeddler June 20, 2013 / 1:13 pm

      Dear Brigita, thank you for your kind words and you are going in with a flourish into the Magic Hat! Best wishes to you! Thanks for playing. xx

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