We’re locked down and that’s a good reason to explore new sorts of interest and entertainment. 
Here’s an idea. Let’s Zoom and chat with Australia’s top women crime authors, once a week starting 6pm Wednesday September 8. (Keep in mind that Susan Bower’s movie group is starting two hours’ earlier at 4pm). 
Here’s what you’ll enjoy: BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Paula Hawkins  (20 million best-seller author) in conversation with Suzanne Leal about Paula’s latest bestseller A Slow Fire Burning, in which long-smouldering secrets finally burst into flame and result in murder.
There’s more of these women crime authors chatting about their craft and their plots on Wednesdays September 15, 22 and 29.
Attending costs $10 – book at https://events.humanitix.com/bad-international
Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been a global phenomenon, selling almost 20 million copies worldwide. Published in over forty languages, it has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and was a No.1 box office hit film starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water, her second stand-alone thriller, has also been a global No.1 bestseller.
Interviewer Suzanne Leal is the author of the novels The DeceptionsThe Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular presenter at literary events and festivals, she is the chair of the fiction and poetry panel for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and former senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, Suzanne is a senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. She is the host of Thursday Book Club, a weekly online discussion about books and reading.
You can find out more about the women crime authors on their society’s facebook page,   https://www.facebook.com/SistersInCrimeAustralia/
 Bearbrass isn’t sponsoring this  – it’s just our way of tipping you off about fun stuff that’s available. Take it or leave it!