Happy launch day to me! Today my quirky little eco-thriller Wasp Season enters the big wide world! It’s available everywhere as an eBook and at Amazon in print.
Wasp Season has been available as a preorder on all local Australian & New Zealand retailers. Thank you to all you lovely readers who have already ordered it. 🙂 Unfortunately, a problem with the printer means that new orders from places like Booktopia and Book Depository will be delayed by a few days. Please be patient, and I’ll let you know when the new batch of books is ready to roll.
Wasp Season by Jennifer Scoullar
You’ll never see a wasp in the same way again …
The Wild Australia Stories – Book 6
When Beth’s marriage ends, she’s determined to build a new life in the country for herself and her children. A quiet life lived closer to nature. She thinks she’s achieved the impossible – a civilised separation, a happy home and a cordial relationship with her estranged husband, Mark. There’s even the promise of new love on the horizon. But when Mark tries to change the rules, Beth’s peaceful world is turned upside down.
Disturbingly, she also discovers that European wasps have invaded her garden. Beth’s obsession with them and their queen holds up a distorted mirror to the human drama. As the chaos in Beth’s life gathers momentum, connections between the two worlds come sharply into focus. The lives of Beth and the others are neither separate to, nor safe from, the natural world.
In this series of Wild Australia Stories I tell tales of the people, wildlife and land that I love. But there is more to wild Australia than brumbies, dingoes, dolphins and the magnificent outback.
As a passionate conservationist and naturalist, I’m interested in all aspects of nature. One thing I’ve learned is that it’s not always about the big things. Little creatures have a surprising impact on our lives. If you’re squeamish about insects, look away now. If you’re fascinated by the Australian bush and the way all creatures great and small are connected, then Beth’s story is for you.
– Praise for Wasp Season –
-There is an ironic twist to this tale, a violent and sudden twist that will leave the reader gasping. Wasp Season is a fascinating study of nature and humans.– Wendy O’Hanlon, Acres Australia
– ‘A thrilling story that describes both human and insect life in detail as they become intertwined … an unforgettable, unputdownable trip into a garden that, on the surface, seems like a quiet refuge.’ – John Morrow, World of Books and Music
– ‘Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre.’ Australian Literary Review
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BOOK
Why, thank you Bill. You’ve made my day 🙂
Wasp Season, by Jennifer Scoullar, is one of those truly absorbing books that you find very hard to put down. It gives a fascinating look at nature as well as exploring the ups and downs of human relationships. At times, I felt the nature side interfered with the human story line. I was anxious to see what became of Beth and her situation and sometimes felt the parallel wasp storyline a little distracting. I guess I just felt more connected to the humans involved in the story.
Overall I felt it was a fantastic book to read and I felt compelled to continue reading to the detriment of most other things I was supposed to be attending to.
I look forward to reading more of Jennifer’s work!
Thanks for your thoughtful review Vicki 🙂
Hi Jennifer… Journey’s End was the first of your books I read & loved it. So much so that I recommended you at my local library & they purchased all available to date! I have yet to read Fortune’s Son as I didn’t realise it’s in the form of an e-book … & have thoroughly enjoyed all the other titles. I will be purchasing my own copies as I often re-read books I enjoy. Wishing you every success & please advise of any future works… Thank you 🙂
Wow – thanks for your kind words and support Tina! Readers asking libraries to buy books is one of the very best things for an author.
I’m so happy you enjoy my books and I’ll be sure to keep you updated. Fortune’s Son is free as an ebook right now, Tina