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Wine and Crime Panel Discussion - Kerry McGinnis & Katherine Firkin
Our second Wine and Crime online event will see two very different female crime writers come together to discuss their divergent paths within the broader crime genre.

Australian rural crime and outback mystery author Kerry McGinnis, author of The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse will join us from Bundaberg to discuss her latest release, Croc Country. Kerry will be joined by Melbourne journalist and debut crime author Katherine Firkin, author of the newly releasedSticks and Stones, which draws on the inherent drama of the courtroom and criminal trials.

The panel discussion will be led by founding member, convenor and current President of Sisters in Crime and well known crime and true crime author, Lindy Cameron.

Aug 19, 2020 07:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Lindy Cameron
Panel Chair @Sisters in Crime
An independent publisher and crime writer, Lindy is author of the Kit O’Malley PI trilogy Blood Guilt, Bleeding Hearts and Thicker Than Water; the archaeological mystery Golden Relic; the action thriller Redback; and the sf crime Feedback. Lindy is two-time Readers’ Choice Davitt Award winner: for Bleeding Hearts (2002) and Thicker Than Water (2004). She is also co-author of the True Crime collections: Killer in the Family and Murder in the Family, with her sister Fin J Ross; and Women Who Kill, with Ruth Wykes. Lindy, who currently holds the position of President, is a founding member and convenor of Sisters in Crime and the Publisher at Clan Destine Press.
Kerry McGinnis
Author @Croc Country
Kerry McGinnis was born in Adelaide and at the age of twelve took up a life of droving with her father and four siblings. The family travelled extensively across the Northern Territory and Queensland before settling on a station in the Gulf Country. Kerry has worked as a shepherd, droving hand, gardener and stock-camp and station cook on the family property Bowthorn, north-west of Mount Isa. She is the author of two volumes of memoir, Pieces of Blue and Heart Country, and the bestselling novels The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse. Her newest novel is Croc Country. Kerry now lives in Bundaberg.
Katherine Firkin
Author @Sticks and Stones
Katherine Firkin is a Melbourne journalist, currently with CBS New York. She has over a decade of experience and has worked across every medium – print, online, television and radio. Katherine began her career at the Herald Sun newspaper (News Corp), where she specialised in sports reporting (winning an AFL Media award in 2008), before moving to breaking news, including crime and court reporting. During this time, she covered some of Victoria’s most notorious criminal affairs, including the death and funeral of underworld figure Carl Williams. She has also worked for Seven West Media (7 News, 7 Sport), 3AW Radio, the Nine Network's Today show, and Network Ten, and has been a regular international correspondent for multiple global outlets. Katherine has been writing fiction from a young age, and she studied literature and journalism at university. Her debut novel, Sticks and Stones, is inspired by the many criminal trials she has covered.