House of Longing will soon be out in the world and pre-orders are open if you’d like to purchase your copy in advance. (Pre-orders also help authors, as they show booksellers that there’s an audience awaiting a particular book.)

If you have an independent bookseller nearby, I absolutely recommend checking whether you can set up a pre-order through them. You can find a list of the shops that are in the Book People network at and is another great place to find your local purveyor of bookish goodness.

Stores with online pre-orders include:
New South Wales
* Byron Bay & Lennox Head: The Bookroom Collective
* Crows Nest: Constant Reader
* Darlinghurst: The Bookshop Darlinghurst
* Glebe: Glee Books
* Newtown: Better Read Than Dead
* Potts Point: Potts Point Bookshop
* Sydney: Abbey’s Bookshop
Northern Territory
* Darwin: The Bookshop Darwin
* Bulimba: Riverbend Books
South Australia
* Adelaide: Imprints Booksellers
* Stirling: Matilda Bookshop
* Albert Park, Elsternwick & Richmond: Avenue Bookstore
* Mornington: Farrells Bookshop
* Multiple locations: Readings
* Torquay: Torquay Books
* West Footscray: The Chestnut Tree Bookshop
* Yarraville: The Sun Bookshop
Western Australia
* Maylands: Rabble Books & Games
* Perth: Boffins Books

New Zealand
* Auckland: The Women’s Bookshop

My own local, Need2Read in Warragul, doesn’t have an online store, but they’re always very happy to order books in for people and it’s hardly a trial to pop in to their lovely shop. Find them at

Of course, there are always the bigbois of the online world:
* Booktopia
* Dymocks
* Collins
* Amazon Australia
New Zealand
* Mighty Ape
* The Nile

House of Longing is currently only available in print form from Australian and New Zealand bookshops, but if you’re an ebook reader from abroad you’re in luck, because you should be able to purchase it from your local Amazon site. You can also pre-order it from Barnes & Noble.

If you’d like to pre-order a print copy from abroad, shops such as The Bookshop Darlinghurst, The Chestnut Tree and Readings offer international postage.