It’s a strange time here at the project… again!

Last month I announced that I’d been included on the program of Australia’s largest regional writers’ festival, the prestigious Byron Writers’ Festival, which was to take place next week. It was one of several events we had lined up which have now unfortunately been cancelled or postponed thanks to the new wave of COVID sweeping Australia.

Recently I’ve been involved with more ‘Sisters for Sale’ screenings and other events for private organisations. Of two upcoming Sydney events, one has now been postponed twice and another has moved online, while a third event here in Newcastle is now looking more dubious.

We’ve had the most success recently with online ‘Sisters for Sale’ screenings. These tend to be two-hour events including the 1.5hr film screening and a half-hour Q&A session with the film’s director (that’s me), and when possible the wonderful Kim Miller from Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. These events are always fascinating and a great way to share awareness of human trafficking and women’s rights issues. If you know an organisation that wants to stick together and keep running events during lockdown, reach out for more details at

Three book covers

Despite all the bad news and how little promotion we’ve done lately, it’s been amazing to see the ‘Sisters for Sale’ books growing almost entirely on word of mouth, with delighted readers coming back to buy each new installment and extra copies for their friends and families.

To those of you who are already reading, thank you – it makes a real difference and gives us a much needed boost during tough times.

To those of you who haven’t started reading yet, you can pick up your (digital or paperback) copies right here 🙂

You can also read a preview of the first book right here!

Stay safe out there,

– Ben

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