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Publication Order of Don Tillman Books

The Rosie Project (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rosie Effect (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rosie Result (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Two Steps Books

with Anne Buist
Two Steps Forward (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Steps Onward (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Best of Adam Sharp (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glass House (With: Anne Buist) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novel Project: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Novel, Memoir or Biography (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Creative Differences and Other Stories (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Graeme Simsion is an Auckland born Australian writer, data modeler, playwright, consultancy manager, and author. He is famous for writing contemporary, fiction, humor, and comedy stories. Simsion has successfully written the Don Tillman book series, which has reached out to a large number of readers throughout the world. Prior to the beginning of his writing career, he used to work as a consultant of information systems in an IT company. While working in that job, he wrote a few papers on data modeling and two books. In 1982, Simsion established his own consultancy business called Simsion Bowles & Associates that had grown to a strength of over 70 staff, but had to sell it in 1999. Later, he co-founded another business of wine distribution along with Steven Naughton and named it Pinot Now. After trying his hand at several other business ideas, Simsion finally decided to earn his Ph.D. degree from Melbourne University in 2006 in the subject of data-modeling. Previously, he had acquired his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Monash University and Deakin University respectively.

In 2012, author Simsion won the Unpublished Manuscript Award for his first book called The Rosie Project. The book’s original publisher, Text Publishing, sold its rights for internationally for more than $1.8 million. After debuting in Australia in 2014, the book went on to sell over five million printed copies in more than 40 countries of the world. Author Simsion has stated that he initially wrote the novel as a screenplay. Following its grand success, it was optioned for adaptation into a film by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Simsion wrote and published a sequel novel in the same year. Its third installment is expected to be published in 2019. Other than this popular series, Simsion has also written a stand-alone book called The Best of Adam Sharp. Following its successful release in 2016, the book’s movie rights were sold to Vocab Films. After this, Simsion wrote a book in collaboration with his novelist wife Anne Buist entitled Two Steps Forward. Simsion and Anne are happily married and have two kids.

The Don Tillman series written by author Graeme Simsion is comprised of three books in total published between 2014 and 2019. It is based on romance, contemporary, women’s fiction, humor, chick lit, and fiction genres. The main characters of this series include Don Tillman, Rosie Jarman, Gene, Claudia, Dave, Lydia, Hudson, Judas, etc. The novels have their setups based in Australia and New York, United States. Author Simsion has introduced Don Tillman as a genetics professor and Rosie Jarman as his love interest and wife. The series shows how Don Tillman sets out to find a perfect life partner with a list of necessary qualities he looks for in her. When he comes across Rosie Jarman, he feels his search has come to an end. He finds her intelligent, beguiling, fiery, and a perfect candidate to be his wife. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘The Rosie Project’. It was released in 2014 by the Text Publishing. The narration of this novel is done by the socially challenged and oddly charming genetics professor, who describes his unusual quest of finding true love.

At the book’s beginning, it is mentioned that Don Tillman has never had the opportunity to go on two dates with the same woman. Because of his profession, he has very few friends. And due to his dislike for social rituals, he thinks he won’t be able to have romance in his life. Later, when a friend tells Don that he is going to make a wonderful husband, he becomes shocked to hear it. So, with the determination of finding his perfect partner, Don Tillman embarks upon his Wife Project. He proceeds with this ambitious project by approaching things in an evidence-based and orderly manner. He expects her to be a logical and punctual woman, and not a drinker or smoker. Rosie Jarman has all the qualities he is looking for in a life partner, but she also possesses the qualities that he doesn’t like his future wife to have. She seems to be on her own quest of finding her biological father. And for this purpose, Rosie is the need of a DNA expert who could help her in verifying if her find is actually her father or not. Seeing the urgency of Rosie’s quest, Don decides to put his project on hold and provide the necessary help to Rosie. Being in her company causes an unlikely relationship to develop. It forces Don to realize that love can come into one’s life in the most unexpected ways. He proposes Rosie and takes her as his beloved wife.

The second novel of the series is called ‘The Rosie Effect’. It was also published in 2014 and features the central characters as Claudia, Don Tillman, Dave, Rosie Jarman, Gene, Lydia, and several others. The book’s setting is done in New York City, New York. Simsion has begun the story by depicting that Don succeeds in completing the Wife Project. He is happily married to Rosie and the two are living in New York City. As Rosie Jarman is pregnant with her first child, she and Don are about to face another big challenge in their lives. Before the birth of his first child, Don Tillman thinks of preparing himself to become a father. He starts learning all the necessary protocols, but soon lands in trouble with the judiciary because of his unusual research. Fortunately for him, his close friend Gene is there to provide the best advice on this matter.

Gene has left Claudia and is living with Rosie and DOn in New York. Later, Don Tillman finds himself indulging in a number of tasks simultaneously. He tries to get Claudia and Gene reconciled, schedule the pregnancy research, give time to service the industrial reefer unit that has occupied half of his apartment, help Dave in saving his business, and be on good terms with a social worker named Lydia. While doing all this, he fears that he might end up being away from his wife when she requires his presence the most. And this appears to be the biggest problem in Don’s life at the moment. This novel was labeled as a smart love story by many reviewers. The readers loved to read a romantic story filled with lots of laughter. Many others felt swept away and captivated by the engaging characters and the interesting storyline of the book.

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One Response to “Graeme Simsion”

  1. anat kamenka: 2 years ago

    enjoyed all 3 rosie bks.funny and intelligent and as non-tecky loved the comp analyst approach to life.chars gd too.3rd on howard and asperger’autism actually got me doing the online test yes i am on spectrum.diag bipolar yrs ago.trying to find 3d one to re read.our lib gets blips .gd on yr anyway,2 steps fwd not same league reads like a bonkathon.studied medieval his and some terrific rom sculptures on route froissac moissac idea but no real theme.doesnt have to be ‘name of the rose’wh can be grim but has a plot.canterbury tales?pilgrimage plus stories.and chars.otherwise vv gd rosie bks


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