For those interested in speaking with the author to arrange interviews, talks and book signings, please send your request and contact details on the Contact page.

NEWS: Copies of Nothing to Cry About have been recently added to the Law Institute Victoria Library, the High Court Library, Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria.





No event scheduled due to COVID


2nd June 2020 – Talk and book signing POSTPONED/CANCELLED due to COVID
Talk and book signing – Probus Group,
Maryborough Highland Society,
35 High Street, Maryborough, Victoria

2nd April 2020 – Talk and book signing, POSTPONED/CANCELLED due to COVID
Melbourne Sunrise Probus Group
The Library at the Dock. Performance Space Level 2
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade,
Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria

Friday, 28 February 2020 – Talk and book signing,
Axedale Library Agency, Axedale Public Hall,
94 High Street, Axedale, Victoria.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – Talk and book signing,
Ocean Grove Library
Presidents Avenue, Ocean Grove, Victoria

Saturday 8 February 2020 – Talk and book signing
Kangaroo Flat Library, Lansell Square,
267 High Street, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria


Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – Talk and book signing
Castlemaine Bowling Club (Probus Group)
27 Berkeley Street, Castlemaine, Victoria

Friday 4th October 2019 – Talk and book signing,
The Book Wolf, 1/26 High Street, Maldon Victoria

Friday 6th September 2019 – Talk and book signing,
Kyneton Library, 3 Baynton Street, Kyneton Victoria

Sunday  8th September 2019 – Talk and book signing,
Aesop’s Attic Bookshop, 70 High Street, Kyneton, Victoria

Wednesday 26th June – talk and book signing,
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street, Shepparton Victoria

Wednesday 19 June – ABC Goulburn Murray, radio interview
Sandra Moon’s morning program

Thursday 20 June 2019  – One FM 98.5, radio interview
Community radio station in Shepparton, Peter Dunbabin’s (Peter D) breakfast program.

Friday 7th June 2019 – Talk and book signing,
U3A, Church of Christ, 66 Blakeley Road, Castlemaine

Monday 1st April – Talk and book signing, Probus, Maryborough Highland Society, 35 High Street, Maryborough, Victoria

Sunday 31 March – Talk and book signing, North Essendon Uniting Church
132 Keilor Road, Essendon North, Victoria


24 November – Meeting and interview with Geelong Book Club Group

Wednesday 14 November 2018 – 7:00pm, Talk and book signing,
Swan Hill Library, 53 Campbell Street, Swan Hill, Victoria.

Tuesday 9th October 2018 – 11:00am, Talk and book signing,
Melton Probus – Melton Country Club, 28-30 Reserve Road, Melton.

Thursday 6th September 2018book signing, Jullian Wood Bookseller
Shop 1, 69 Station Street, Ferntree Gully

Wednesday 5th  September – Talk and book signing at Yarra Junction Library,
1a Hoddle Street Yarra Junction.

Friday  3rd August 2018 – Talk and book signing, Probus, Apollo Bay

Thursday  2nd August 2018 – Book signing at Cowlick Book Shop, Colac

Monday 11th July 2016 – 10:00am-11:00am ABC Central Victoria – Mornings with Sian Gard – Joan Atherton Hooper was on ABC radio 91.1FM (with editor Katherine Seppings) talking about her book Nothing to Cry About. They discussed the book through the whole show, interspersed with music.


Tuesday 7th June 2016, Colac Writer’s Guild, Colac Library

Book of the Month, Cowlick Book Shop (June), 86 Murray St, Colac -

Family Drug Help, Tuesday 24th May –

Colac Rowing Club Probus meeting, guest speaker, Monday 16th May

Colac book launch, 2.00pm, Saturday 14th May 2016

Published in ‘That’s Life!’ magazine, Issue 19 May 12th 2016

Ballarat book launch, Elsinore Ballarat, April 16th