Lionel and Me – Illustrated by Tracie Grimwood, Published by New Frontier Publishing

For creators, the most exciting days are the ones when a box of advance copies of a new book arrives at the front door.

Every book is special, in its own way, and although this story is largely a work of fiction, the characters are my son and daughter-in-law’s much-loved family dogs, Maverick the wise and lovable golden retriever and Lionel, the naughty and quite mischievous mini dachshund . . . but also lovable in his own right.


Maverick has been part of our lives for 11 years. He already has a book dedicated to him, Chasing Shadows (2014) but Maverick is the narrator in Lionel and Me and he does have an important tale to tell, about friendship and kindness.

I will be joining a number of wonderful authors at Dymocks Bookshop, Camberwell, First Tuesday Book Club, on June 7 to talk about our latest books – I’ll be sharing some background about  Subbie and his mate and Lionel and Me at 6.15 p.m. Go to the Dymocks Camberwell website to book.

Release date is June 1st and the book will be launched on Saturday, July 2 at 11.00 a.m. at Collins Booksellers in Main Street, Croydon. If you’d like to receive an invitation closer to the time, please let me know – [email protected]


And of course, Maverick, Lionel and Harry the Collins Croydon bookshop/Myer Windows dog, will all be attending – as well as your own well-behaved dog/s if you’d like to bring them.

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  1. Marjory Gardner I LOVE this story Corinne! And the gorgeous illustrations. Perfection.
    May 12, 2022 at 8:00 am · Reply
    • corinne Thank you Marjory for your kind words.
      May 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm · Reply
  2. Marjory Gardner It’s a beautiful book Corinne (and Tracie) - I love it!
    May 17, 2022 at 12:47 pm · Reply

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