Petronella McGovern: writer, marketing and communications expert

Sydney-based writer Petronella McGovern is this week’s guest of honour in the Murder Mondays interview conducted by Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.

 (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)






Petronella is fascinated by people – what makes us tick, how we view the world, and the lies we tell others and ourselves. She’s interested in the complexities of relationships and the dynamics in families.

Petronella has worked in marketing and communications co-written two non-fiction books but luckily for us turned to crime.

Her 2019 debut crime novel, Six Minutes (Allen & Unwin), has been short-listed in the Ned Kelly Awards by the Australian Crime Writers’ Association and the Sisters-in-Crime Davitt Awards.

Her latest novel, The Good Teacher (Allen & Unwin), is out this month. It described as a “an intriguing tale of our times about kindness and betrayal, and the danger of good deeds”.

Click HERE for a report on what Petronella (and others) had to say at the Domestic Noir Goes Bush event in Melbourne last September.

Mondays are available on Sisters in Crime YouTube channel at 6pm on Mondays. Previous guests include Heather Rose, Malla Nunn, Sara Partetsky, Judith Rossell, Sulari Gentill, Sarah Epstein, Mirandi Riwoe, Kerry McGinnis, Kathy Reichs, Ellie MarneyKatherine KovacicCandice Fox, Anne Buist, Dervla McTiernan and Val McDermid.