October’s Book of the Month!

Hunt for the Virgin Rainbow by KM Steele

K.M. Steele and her book Cover

In 2017, after living abroad and in Sydney for many years, author K. M. Steele, made the decision to return to Brisbane, and settle in the Hills district. 

While teaching creative writing and English Literature is her day job, she continues to build on the success of her debut novel, Return to Tamarlin, published in 2014, and recently teamed up with local up-and-coming outfit, Hawkeye Publishing, for the release of her second novel, Hunt for the Virgin Rainbow. Hawkeye has authors from all over Australia, with two, in addition to K. M. Steele, also from the local area. Hawkeye Publishing decided to sign K. M. Steele because she’s a master at comedic crime. 

The first in a series of three, Hunt for the Virgin Rainbow, follows three jewel thieves as they attempt to steal the famous opal, the Virgin Rainbow (it does exist!), from a gallery in Coober Pedy. Throw in some camels, a helicopter, a cast of eccentric supporting characters and authentically captured landscape, and you have a cinematic, comedic romp through that starts in the Australian Outback, moves to Canada and returns to Queensland for the inevitable showdown. The main character, Mallory Cash, a mistress of disguise and a resourceful jewel thief, will return in Books 2 and 3: Race for the Topaz Stallion and Dash for the Diamond Crown. 

K. M. Steele is appeared at Albany Creek Library on September 11th from 10.30am -noon with publisher Carolyn Martinez and local author C. T. Mitchell. As well as talking about the process of writing and publishing, the panel will discussed the history of pulp fiction in Australia. 

For more information about events like this at the Albany Creek Library, simply visit the Moreton Bay Region Libraries website https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/libraries/Home

If you would like to know more about K. M. Steele and her work, she can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KMSteele1967

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