It’s winter in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s cold! But I have my writing desk in the sunniest corner of our house, so that’s warm and lovely… and the kettle is on! AND my new story, ‘The Conductor’ is at the printers. That’s exciting! This is a companion volume to ‘The Zookeeper’ and it’s all about a Conductor who loves the instruments. He gives them the music and tells them to play together and to keep their eyes on him. But the instruments struggle to do that! Will the Conductor have a plan to bring the music back? The book is ideal to read to children from 4-7 years old and as a read alone book for 7-90 year olds. Like ‘The Zookeeper’, ‘The Conductor’ has been beautifully illustrated by our son, Stephen Reed, and we think the 33 pictures are wonderful! Please go to the shop page to pre-order your copies – they will be available from Friday 14th June 2019. And please tell your friends!
Thanks also to those who have been reading ‘Finding Faith’, and passing it on. I keep getting nice feedback about how encouraging it has been to a whole range of readers, including those in the very early stages of their faith in Jesus. Quite a few groups are using the discussion questions, so let me know if you would like these, and I’ll email them to you, free of charge.
My next speaking engagement is at Turramurra Anglican on Saturday 15th June. You’re welcome to come along! See my calendar for details. Then, in July we’re taking a break and walking the Larapinta Trail, across the MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs. We’re looking forward to the big sky and space and the colours and the light! I’ll post some photos on my Facebook page.
Until then, if you would like to be in contact, or make a booking, please send me a message on the contact page. I’d love to hear from you!
With love from
In 2013, Naomi was commissioned by Interserve to write a book telling the best stories of faith and mission in Asia and the Arab World, through the eyes of Interserve partners. She loved the whole process – travelling, interviewing the partners and writing up their amazing stories of God at work, even in the desert. ‘The Plum Tree in the Desert’ was released by Authentic Media in mid 2015 and is available on this website now!
My Seventh Monsoon is the first in Naomi Reed’s award-winning trilogy. It was written in Nepal during the monsoon of 2005, while Naomi was struggling with home-school, civil war and 120 days of rain. As she stared outside at the rain, she began to type and consider the way that God works his purposes in our lives through seasons. The book reads like ‘a very long cup of tea’ and was awarded second place in the Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 2008