Romance author back in the region

May 19, 2024 BY

Former local and bestselling author Cathryn Hein is headed back to the region with author events at Mount Gambier Library on Tuesday, May 21, and Casterton Library on Thursday, May 23, to launch her latest release The Grazier’s Son.

Manager library and community development Georgina Davison said the team was looking forward to welcoming Cathryn back to the library for the first time in 10 years.

“Cathryn’s novels exude warmth and emotion, delving into life’s challenges with unflinching themes, yet always balanced by the endearing antics of mischievous animals,” Ms Davison said. “She succeeds her goal of evoking smiles, sighs and perhaps a tear or two leaving readers with a sense of wonder and joy.”

The Grazier’s Son follows helicopter pilot Stirling Hawley. When he travels to Grassmoor in Victoria’s lush western districts to claim an inheritance, he doesn’t expect to face a town that hates him. Nor does he anticipate being saved from near-death by glamorous vintage clothing designer Darcy Sloane. Or that she’ll take a personal interest in his recovery. But Grassmoor and Westwind, the historic mansion Stirling inherited from the father he never knew, prove full of surprises.

With 17 books to her name, Cathryn intertwines her love of romance and cooking, serving up another irresistible rural romance tale that readers won’t want to put down. Cathryn is a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalist and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist.

The Mount Gambier event is free with supper supplied and books available for sale and signing on the night. Bookings are required so contact Mount Gambier Library on (08)8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

The Casterton event, the first author visit of the year for the library, runs from 11am – 12.30pm and is a free event, with light lunch provided.

Bookings preferred by phoning (03)5554 2444 or sending a message the Glenelg Libraries Facebook page