Doctoral graduate to launch published novella - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

USC News

Doctoral graduate to launch published novella

23 Mar 2017

An award-winning Coast writer is set to launch a novella drafted during her USC Doctor of Creative Arts and recently published by a company based in the United States.

Dr Eileen Herbert-Goodall said she had “never been more excited or relieved in my life” when her thriller, The Sherbrooke Brothers, was accepted for publication by Moonshine Cove Publishing.

“I received my fair share of rejection letters, so this success is a testament to the power of perseverance,” said the author, editor and writing coach.

The Sunshine Coast launch will be held at Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny on Saturday 1 April from 4-5pm. It was also launched at Gleebooks, Sydney and Avid Reader Bookshop, Brisbane.

Dr Herbert-Goodall said her coming-of-age story “with a dark twist” involved themes of brotherhood, relationships and masculinity and featured illustrations by Aaron Pearson.

“It blends elements of gothic fiction and contemporary literature,” she said.

“This is a competitive industry and it’s difficult to get published, but it’s certainly achievable.

“I was fortunate to be able to draft the novella under the guidance of Professor Gary Crew and Dr Ross Watkins from USC’s Creative Writing Department.”

Dr Herbert-Goodall, who has won short story prizes and been published in journals and anthologies, runs the organisation Field of Words to help other writers get published.

To arrange a media interview contact Dr Herbert-Goodall on 0438 758 101 or

— Julie Schomberg

Dr Eileen Herbert-Goodall and the cover of her novella.

Related articles

USC academic Sarah Pye with her book Saving Sun Bears
Academic to launch sun bears book on World Environment Day
4 Jun

USC academic Sarah Pye will launch her book, Saving Sun Bears, as part of the Sunshine Coast’s first online World Environment Day festival on Friday 5 June.

Word power helps illustrator bring stories to life
1 Jun

Children’s author and illustrator Shannon Horsfall says completing a Creative Writing degree at USC has taken her story-telling skills and love of literature to new levels.

Caboolture graduate uses degree to help chronically ill
27 May

New USC graduate Maddison Schuster is now among the hundreds of Sunshine Coast social workers striving to help chronically ill older people access support services, particularly in the age of COVID-19 restrictions.

Contact the USC media team

Name Position Email Phone
Terry Walsh Manager, Media and Messaging +61 7 5430 1160
Janelle Kirkland Media Relations Coordinator +61 7 5459 4553
Clare McKay Media Relations Officer (Regional) +61 7 5456 5669

Search results for

Recent news