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Deep in the


by Erina Reddan

‘Reddan’s propulsive domestic drama … will leave you couch-bound and wired to the end.’
Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

Deep in the Forest will rip you open and leave you chilled to the bone long after its final full stop.’
Veronica Lando

Library tour

Come and talk about reading, writing, cults, power and Erina’s latest thriller, Deep in the Forest.

In conversation with Erina Reddan

Sunbury Library
Thursday 15 February
6.30 p.m

Erina Reddan author talk

Preston Library
Thursday 22 February
7.00 p.m

In conversation with Erina Reddan

Craigieburn Library
Thursday 16 March
11.00 a.m

In conversation with Erina Reddan

Melton Library
Saturday 23 March
Time TBA

In conversation with Erina Reddan

Broadmeadows Library
Thursday 11 April
6.30 p.m

A simmering slow burn of a thriller ...

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‘Simmering slow burn of a thriller.’

Veronica Lando

The Whispering

‘Deeply disturbing and utterly terrifying. An eye-opening insight into the utopian cult-like communities that may very well be nestled in our own backyard.

Deep in the Forest will rip you open and leave you chilled to the bone long after its final full stop.’

Kylie Kaden

The Day the Lies Began

‘A fascinating premise, distinct characters and a menacing thread kept me hooked. Reddan describes characters’ emotions with such raw accuracy that you have no choice but to care and compelled to discover the truth along with them.’

Lyn Yeowart

The Silent Listener

‘Swirling around a classic dystopic setting and the beautiful world of an artist, Deep in the Forest is an intense and layered narrative of shocking secrets and betrayals.’

Women’s Weekly

‘Powerfully suspenseful’.

Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

‘Reddan’s propulsive domestic drama … will leave you couch-bound and wired to the end.’

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Book Erina for your event

Erina is an engaging moderator, interviewer and host at literary festivals and events. She’s also a keynote speaker on a range of topics including:


Be the Hero of Your Own Life – the third act of your life is where the climax is.

The Seven Myths of Good Communication

Nobody Joins a Cult – How easy it is to get sucked in to a better way of being which becomes something else.  Just how fine the line is between intentional community and cult – you think you are joining a martial arts dojo, or meditation group but are you?  It’s all about how the power is exercised.

Girl Power – Female Friendships in Fiction How deep friendships hold you together both in real life and on the page.

Photo credit: Erina Reddan

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Erina Reddan is an author and public speaker. Erina has a Masters Degree in Professional Writing (University of Technology Sydney) and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing (La Trobe University). She has been awarded the prestigious Walkley Award for her work as an ABC foreign correspondent. Erina has lectured in international politics at The University of Melbourne, tutored in creative writing at La Trobe University and taught at Writers Victoria.


I acknowledge the Wurrundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Yirrganydji peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and write.

I acknowledge that First Nation peoples were the first story tellers of this continent, and that colonisation and systemic racism has attempted to destroy their stories, voices and way of life.

I acknowledge the debt I owe to past and present generations for the privilege I have in being able to tell the stories I tell at this moment in our history.