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Former local author to launch podcast

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Former Deniliquin resident and now romance author Jessica Everingham, who is now based in Queensland, is teaming up with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck to launch The McLeod’s Daughters Podcast.

It will take an episode-by-episode look at one of Australia’s most popular television shows.

Ms Hauck, whose latest book ‘The 5th Avenue Story Society’ just made the Publisher’s Weekly list said she is ‘‘always up for family drama set in such a beautiful country’’.

‘‘McLeod’s Daughters has it all — strong women, quirky plots and romance. Since I’m new to this long-running show, I’m enjoying the unfolding story and hope to introduce it to American family, romance drama fans in America.’’

Miss Everingham, who writes under the pen name Jessica Kate and is the author of ‘A Girl’s Guide to the Outback’, is equally excited to see a global audience falling in love with such an iconic

Australian show — especially one with such strong ties to her childhood.

‘‘I’m the daughter of a dairy farmer, so it’s fun to see the show introducing an international audience to rural Australia,’’ she said.

‘‘I feel like 2020 is a great time to look back at McLeod’s, which was such a phenomenon when I was growing up.

‘‘Streaming services mean that a whole new audience can enjoy it — people who were too young or missed it at the time, but also those from around the world who are only just discovering it now.’’

As an Australian who writes novels about both Australia and the USA, Miss Everingham is especially excited to introduce the show to America.

‘‘It’s fun chatting with Rachel, who’s a fabulous American author, about the cultural differences and similarities — and of course, explaining what the Aussie slang means.’’

The McLeod’s Daughters Podcast is now available to stream on podcasting apps such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.