Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Politics, Plots And Publishing

Author Talks With Richard Evans

A local author, who has published eight political crime thrillers, is launching a series of talks at our local libraries and he is inviting the whole community to come along.

His inspiring and engaging talks will give attendees an insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ of his creative writing process and will also include some light entertainment with humorous political anecdotes from his time as a federal member of parliament.

At the event, you'll be enthralled by Richard's examination of parliamentary corruption, integrity, equity and inclusion, Aboriginal sovereignty, euthanasia, capital punishment, and the manipulation of election campaigns.

He shares his insider experiences in politics and business which inspire a driving energy in his fictional novels and makes each hard-hitting topic fresh and exciting with his quick wit and charismatic manner.

During the talk, Richard will also provide first-hand commentary on the challenges and successes of his traditional and self-publishing journey – giving both insight and encouragement to other aspiring authors.

One of the main organisers of the Whitsunday Writers Festival which, after a six-year hiatus is due to be revived in 2024, Richard will also be available to discuss the next event and answer any questions on the day.

The library author talks are free events and light refreshments will be provided.

Don't forget to bring cash or card to grab a signed copy of Richard's books for just $20.

Bookings are required through the library, so make sure to secure your spot by visiting

WHAT: Richard Evans’ Author Talks

PROSERPINE LIBRARY: Friday, March 24 at 10am

COLLINSVILLE LIBRARY: Thursday, March 30 at 10.30am

BOWEN LIBRARY: Thursday March 30 at 2pm

CANNONVALE LIBRARY: Friday, March 31 at 10am

Richard Evans has published eight political thrillers

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