> Skip to content
Monica McInerney
Photo Credit: © Matt Turner

Monica McInerney

Book for an event


One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica is the author of 13 internationally bestselling books for adults, including most recently The Godmothers, shortlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has 18 nieces and nephews who are her inspiration for many more Marcie Gill adventures to come. She and her Irish husband have been living between Australia and Ireland for thirty years. They currently live in Australia.

Quote

'It’s always an almost-sinful pleasure to delve into anything written by Monica McInerney, whose delightful prose brings her rich characters to sparkling life.'

Irish American Post 

More features

Article
My trip of a lifetime

Monica McInerney opens her photo album to share some reflections on writing.

Article
A note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Video
Curl Up With The Quinlans

Less than one month to go until THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME by Monica McInerney is out! We can't wait to curl up with the Quinlans. Read more - http://bit.ly/2pJxF5q

Video
The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

The heartwarming new novel by Australia's #1 bestselling author. THE GODMOTHERS is a great big hug of a book that will fill your heart to bursting. It is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-godmothers-9781760893736

Article
Trip of a Lifetime notes

Introduce your book club to the huge-hearted Quinlan family.

Article
What you should read next based on your fave Netflix shows

Done binging the latest TV sensation? Pick up a book and keep the good times rolling. 

Article
Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

Article
Twenty insights: twenty years as an author

2020 marks Monica McInerney’s 20th year as a published author. Here she offers 20 memories and observations on her writing career.

Video
Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerney and Danny Snell | Out November 2021

Pre-order now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat-9781760894139 This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays. Her parents aren’t talking to each other and the family business – the Snorkel Bay Caravan Park – is in financial trouble. Her younger brother will only talk about his 23 goldfish and her sister is obsessed with tennis. To make matters worse her gran is in the hospital after a bad fall and won’t be home for ages. But then something magical happens. Something that involves a Christmas competition, a black cat called George and a wishing stone. Marcie is about to discover that if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true. #MonicaMcInerney #MarcieGillandtheCaravanParkCat #DannySnell

Video
Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerney and Danny Snell | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat-9781760894139 Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays. Her parents aren’t talking to each other and the family business – the Snorkel Bay Caravan Park – is in financial trouble. Her younger brother will only talk about his 23 goldfish and her sister is obsessed with tennis. To make matters worse her gran is in the hospital after a bad fall and won’t be home for ages. But then something magical happens. Something that involves a Christmas competition, a black cat called George and a wishing stone. Marcie is about to discover that if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true. Beloved and award-winning Australian author Monica McInerney has written a delightful and entertaining first book for children. #MarcieGillandtheCaravanParkCat #MonicaMcInerney #DannySnell

Video
Meet the Creators of Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat | Monica McInerney and Danny Snell

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat-9781760894139 Read an extract: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat-9781760894139/extracts/2619-marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays. Her parents aren’t talking to each other and the family business – the Snorkel Bay Caravan Park – is in financial trouble. Her younger brother will only talk about his 23 goldfish and her sister is obsessed with tennis. To make matters worse her gran is in the hospital after a bad fall and won’t be home for ages. But then something magical happens. Something that involves a Christmas competition, a black cat called George and a wishing stone. Marcie is about to discover that if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true. #MonicaMcInerney #DannySnell #MarcieGillandtheCaravanParkCat

Video
Meet the Creators of Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat | Monica McInerney and Danny Snell

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/marcie-gill-and-the-caravan-park-cat-9781760894139 Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays. Her parents aren’t talking to each other and the family business – the Snorkel Bay Caravan Park – is in financial trouble. Her younger brother will only talk about his 23 goldfish and her sister is obsessed with tennis. To make matters worse her gran is in the hospital after a bad fall and won’t be home for ages. But then something magical happens. Something that involves a Christmas competition, a black cat called George and a wishing stone. Marcie is about to discover that if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true. #MarcieGillandtheCaravanParkCat #MonicaMcInerney #DannySnell