Wisconsin Weddings!


21 years ago today, we flew out of Australia with our 8 month old baby and landed in Wisconsin, where EVERYTHING was different. We had the best few years there and loved every minute. I’ve set four wedding themed books there including Picture Perfect Wedding set on a dairy farm in the dairy state 🙂 If you haven’t read Rita award-winning Boomerang Bride or the Wedding Fever series, read all about them at finoalowe.com and grab a copy today where all eBooks are sold. Happy Anniversary to us!

Amazon Kindle,  Barnes & Noble   iBooks 

Carina PressKoboBooktopia (Australia & NZ)


Fun Times at a Music Festival

IMG_0658Yesterday, I spent the day in the seaside town of Queenscliff at the annual music festival. Last year we did 14 hours on the Saturday. This year we just spent Sunday from 11am-5pm. The weather was perfect!

Hats were everywhere protecting skin from the sun and I was thrilled to see a teens applying sunscreen. YAY. The foodstalls were amazing…calamari, rotis, Vietnamese, Bento boxes, Turkish gozleme, Timboon icecream…  the list went on!

We chose Sunday because a fave band of ours, The Waifs, were performing. For those of you who know the background to how I came to write my Rita-award-winning novel, Boomerang Bride, The Waifs’ song Bridal Train was very influential. I was so excited when they performed it and I sang long and loud!


I also had fun watching the crowd! Teens, oldies, young families, surfie dudes, out and IMG_0662proud Lesbians, people with a disability, EVERYONE was there and I was seen scribbling notes on the eclectic mob cos it’s all great book fodder. As a mother of sons, who knew that hot pants and flowers in the hair are popular with teen girls!  My only complaint was that the loud music precluded me from hearing many conversations 😉

I love this photo on the right…a dad protecting his toddlers ears and enjoying the day!

I am not the biggest music person in the world…my husband and children are far more into music than I am but I always enjoy a festival. Have you ever been to a music festival? I’d love to hear your story 🙂