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Post Event – Port Arthur Book Signing

What an awesome weekend!

Danielle’s book signing at Dymocks Watergardens was a success. Check out the photos below!

So many thanks to the owner and staff at Dymocks for all their help.

More photos can be found here.


Book Signing – Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry

Port Arthur

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Danielle Maistry’s book launch for her debut novel, Port Arthur at the Melton Library.

Needless to say, the event was a success with a great turnout of 30+ guests, including fellow author Max Davine.

Book Launch – Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Port Arthur Book Launch
Saturday, August 15th at 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Melton Library & Learning
31-35 McKenzie Street, Melton, Victoria 3337

Danielle’s debut historical fiction novel ‘Port Arthur’ will be officially launched on Saturday, the 15th of August, and you are invited to celebrate with her!

Danielle will be there to give a short talk on the novel, answer any questions and participate in a book signing.
If you already have the book, you are more than welcome to bring this along for her to sign.

More details on Facebook.

Goodreads Giveaway – Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry

Port Arthur

by Danielle M. Maistry

Giveaway ends August 06, 2015.

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at Goodreads.

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Press Release – Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry





Port Arthur




Title: Port Arthur
Author: Danielle M. Maistry
Publisher: ASJ Publishing (June 2015)


ASJ Publishing announces the upcoming release of Port Arthur, a novel by Danielle M. Maistry.

United States – May 28 2015: ASJ Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Danielle M. Maistry’s new novel Port Arthur. The 335-page book will officially be released online for Kindle ebooks on July 6 2015. The book takes place in the historical world of the Port Arthur convict settlement of Van Dieman’s Land during the 1830’s. The captivating story simultaneously follows a thirteen year old boy as he is sent off to serve his sentence for burglary and a girl who is separated from her father as they are sent abroad to serve as convicts of the Crown.

Danielle’s passion for writing encompasses each page.” said an ASJ Publishing representative. “She has given readers an opportunity to enter these new worlds and become apart of the compelling and exciting action she loves.”

In her novel Port Arthur, Danielle provides her readers with a beautiful story as a convict boy tries to find his place in society and an innocent girl gets caught on the wrong side of the law. The 335-page book will officially be released online for Kindle ebooks from Amazon on July 6, 2015. To learn more information about the book Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry, visit the Amazon page directly at

About the Author

Danielle M. Maistry was born in South Africa before she moved to Australia in 2002, where she is currently finishing her Bachelor of Psychological Sciences. In the future, Danielle is aiming to achieve her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology. From a young age, she was blessed with the gift of writing and discovered her interest in ancient and medieval history.


Interview with Danielle Maistry

Hey readers. Today’s interview is with debut author, Danielle Maistry.

Danielle was born in South Africa and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2002. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, and aims to Master in Clinical Neuro-psychology, if her love for animals doesn’t come in the way!

Danielle’s passion for writing stems from her enjoyment of escaping into different worlds; through her writing, she hopes she can give the reader an opportunity to enter these worlds, and be apart of the compelling and exciting action she loves!

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On to the interview 🙂

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that I’m blessed to still have the gift of life! There’s so much to do and so many new opportunities to explore and learn something new.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, read a book or just sit down and talk to a friend 🙂

When did you first start writing?
That’s a big question… Grade 6; my first book was about me being in a forest and meeting talking animals (as every kid would imagine!) Then soon after, I wrote the beginnings of a short story which, years later, ended up turning into my first published novel.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
In 2007, the end of Grade 6, I went to Tasmania with my family for a holiday. One of the places we went to was Port Arthur, an old convict penitentiary. Upon arrival, we were given playing cards which were assigned to a real convict. There was an area where we went to see which convict our card was assigned to. Mine was 3 of hearts, assigned to a young convict boy named Walter Paisley. After reading up on him on the internet for my own curiosity, the resource I read said that he seemed to have lived a life which was deemed a ‘failure’. I felt bad for the poor boy! So that was when the curiosity of his life and his time in prison, as well as the entire Port Arthur convict history, began to brew in my mind.

What motivated you to become an author?
I love writing; it started off by me imagining random stories I could think about to distract me from the real world, which soon turned into me putting my imagination down on paper

What are you working on next?
Another Historical novel hopefully! Two are on the back-burner at the moment; deciding whether to continue on with the one based in Ancient Rome, one or the one based in Medieval England.

Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen R. Lawhead (The Pendragon Cycle is amazing), J. R. R. Tolkien (Gotta love Lord of the Rings!)… And I love any good crime novel 🙂

Thanks for being my guest today Danielle.

Danielle’s debut novel is coming later in 2015 from ASJ Publishing.

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