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Meet Jane Cornelius at The Ubud Writer’s Festival 1-5 th October

Create a Life Worth Writing About ~ Jane Cornelius

Fri 3rd Oct, 4 – 5.30 p.m: Come to a fun writer’s event.  I will be talking about writing my book Baby and a Backpack, I will give a reading, give you gifts and take you on a journey with me … Expect the unexpected.  http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/id/program/one-woman-a-baby-a-backpack/

Friday 3rd October 6-7 p.m: I am back in Bali teaching a one off yoga class at The Yoga Barn, Be open and flexible to new experiences. http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/id/program/one-woman-a-baby-a-backpack/

Sat 4th Oct 1-4 pm :Be inspired to write your story and get published. I know so many of you have good stories to tell. http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/stretch-your-storys-potential/ 


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Baby and a Backpack Book Shop Event: Please come!

Baby and a Backpack Book shop Event

Hello, I would like to invite you to:

The Avenue Bookstore, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Thursday May 29th, 6.30-8pm.

I will be  talking about my new book Baby and a Backpack. Please come and have a glass of champagne with me and I will entertain you.

You are welcome to bring friends.

The Avenue Bookstore 127 Dundas Place, Albert Park 

Please RSVP: rsvp@avenuebookstore.com.au

*** Jane will also be on AustralianTV, Channel Ten breakfast show ‘Wake UP’ this Thursday at 8.15 am if you would like to tune in ***


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Baby and a Backpack: Book Club Questions

If you want to use my book  ‘Baby and a Backpack’ for your book club or reading group: thank you so much! Here are some questions you might like to use.

  1. Which of Jane’s personality traits helped her deal with her childhood? Do you think they also helped her on her journey?
  2. How do you think Jane’s relationship with men was affected by her relationship with her father? What do you think of the Dazzler?
  3. Would you consider Jane’s decision to take Poppy around the world – a responsible parenting decision?
  4. When Jane tells stories of her childhood, which story stands out for you the most and why?
  5. If Jane’s mother hadn’t become ill, what kind of mother do you think she would have been?
  6. Which character stood out the most for you and why?
  7. Jane experienced a transformation from teenager (wild child) to mother to woman. Do you think this transformation happens (and in that order) to all females?
  8. How do you think living in Bali affected Jane’s  life choices?
  9. Did the ending turn out the way you expected? How did you feel about it?
  10. How did reading the book affect you?
  11. If you had no limitations, what would you do with your life?

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Seeing A Book You Have Written For The First Time

It was a holy moment and I had to film it. Here is the link, click on it below!

Baby and a Backpack



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Cover Preview: Baby and a Backpack

Here is a sneak cover preview of my book: ‘Baby and a Backpack’. It will be released in Australia on April 24th (perfect for a Mother’s Day gift). It will be available digitally and though Amazon. Click on the book cover image. It will become really big   – so you can read the back cover.

Baby and a Backpack

Baby and a Backpack Book cover

Me, the first time I saw the cover!



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