This page is for Sophie’s news, which she’ll try and keep up to date a much as possible!

March 1, 2023

Today is the publication day of Satin, my picture book with Lorena Carrington (MidnightSun Publishing). It’s a very special book whose creation was one of those magical things that can make a writer’s life so incredibly blessed! I wrote about how it came about here, and Lorena wrote about her creation of the visual world here. The book has also already garnered several lovely reviews (see reviews page)–it seems like people are really responding warmly to it!

We’ve got the official launch in Sydney on March 14, at Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown. All welcome!

February 9, 2023

I’ve had to sit on this super exciting news for ages, but now it’s been announced by the publisher, so I can announce it in my turn!

In November 2023, my new novel for adults, The Paris Cooking School, will be published under my new pen-name of Sophie Beaumont, by wonderful Ultimo Press. It was acquired by them via my lovely agent Margaret Connolly, who has encouraged, supported and helped to inspire me every step of the way as I’ve been creating the novel. And it’s been an absolutely wonderful experience working with publisher Alex Craig and the Ultimo Press team, and I’m looking forward so much to the rest of the process!

This is a book that I have so loved writing, which has taken me in a new and exciting direction in terms of my writing, a delicious novel about love, hope, second chances–and food! And it’s also a love letter to the most beautiful city in the world.

Here is the link to the publisher’s lovely official announcement! And for more news, pics, bits and pieces, please do follow/like my new Facebook page for The Paris Cooking School, and/or its Instagram page,

December 16, 2022: Launch of this site! Really good to have a new author website, with a fresh new look and quite a bit of new material too, including quite a few more pictures. It’s been designed to be appealing to look at, simple to navigate and to find info. Hope you enjoy browsing!

My old website,, will stay online till New Year but then disappear, so do bookmark this site, Sophie Masson, Author as this will be my official website from now on!