Fiona will be reading from her books Pathways and her newly published memoir Saddleback Wife at Design Tasmania and will be talking about her process of writing a memoir and self-publishing.
Fiona Stocker is an English woman living in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania. Fiona freelances for lifestyle, food, and travel magazines and publications. She is mainly a memoir writer. Her book #87 Pathways in The People’s Library follows women and men from different generations and cultures and explores the things that matter to us all: a safe haven, friends and family around us, and what makes a home.
Her book Apple Island Wife, published in 2018 by Unbound, is a humorous rural memoir about leaving city life and moving to five acres in Tasmania. The sequel Saddleback Wife has just been published and is a behind-the-scenes look at running a gourmet farm business and the hard work behind the idyll. Fiona has been writing professionally and privately for thirty years, and in 2022 she received a Graduate Certificate in Writing and Literature from Deakin University.
The People's Library
Part performance library, part installation of radical, social publishing, The People’s Library unfolds a once-in-a-generation narrative of reading, writing and fugitive study from across lutruwita/ Tasmania.