You’ll never see a wasp in the same way again …
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 amateur 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
** I have one copy of Wasp Season, courtesy of the author, available to an Australian resident to win – it’s simple – in the comments name one other book Jennifer has written. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4428836.Jennifer_Scoullar
Competition closes 8th August 2020. Good luck **
Thank you! ‘Fortune’s Son’ springs to mind.
Correct – good luck
Turtle Reef 🙂
Another good one – enjoyed that read / good luck to you Sharah
The Lost Valley
The Memory Tree
(In no particular order.)
And if I can pick only one: Brumby’s Run.
Impressive list 🙂good luck
Looking forward to reading Wasp Season. I have six of Jennifer’s books so far and they are all great reads and the last one I read was Brumby’s Run. Keep them coming please Jennifer!
Good luck Karen
Winner Winner – please check your emails Karen
That’s fantastic. I love reading Jennifer’s wonderful books. Thank you so much!
You are very welcome Karen
Wowzers trousers! Lol
So apparently I’m not so tech savvy but I got there in the end, I’m hoping this is where I comment to be in the running for Wasp Season.
Out of all Jennifer’s book’s (which I have all except this one) I am naming Fortune’s Son as The Tasmanian Tails sparked my heart as a favourite.
Your in the right place 😊good luck
Brumby’s Run is a favourite of mine
Thanks for entering – good luck