Mary Chetwin Powell

Mayhem in Melbourne 

Behind the scenes at Caruthers Real Estate

A Novel by Juliette Davis

We love to let our Members know about the achievements of their U3APP compatriots, so we’re delighted to put the Spotlight On! Mary Chetwin Powell aka Juliette Davis who has just had her first novel published.

Mary is a Member of Pat Ryan’s Writers Group, and Pat offers this glowing recommendation of Mary’s work:

“It is a pleasure to congratulate Mary Chetwin Powell / Juliette Davis on her significant achievement.  Over the past 3 years I have enjoyed being part (a very small part) of her journey as she shared some of her drafts with us – the Writing Group.  The structure of a week in a Real Estate Office provides the reader with a cohesive and believable glimpse into the behaviour of a variety of characters.  It is a warm, humorous, recognisable, contemporary tale of everyday transactions in the Real Estate world.”
Patricia Ryan – Writer Group Tutor

Mary explains a little of went into bringing this novel to fruition:

“Thanks in part to Pat Ryan and the Writers Group at U3APP I have launched my first fiction novel onto the world.  I launched it under my pen name Juliette Davis.

It was great fun writing the book and also fun sharing some of the stories with fellow writers in the U3APP writing group who all gave helpful feedback and often laughed, which heartened and motivated me to continue.

Mayhem in Melbourne looks at life working at Caruthers Real Estate.  It follows Juliette, a Senior Property Manager in this busy real estate office, through an action packed week of highs and lows, difficult and lovely tenants and landlords. It introduces us to Juliette’s colleagues and her interactions with them and the stories they have to tell. Through personal experience I know you learn a lot about human nature in the Real Estate industry.

We need to find humour and joy to life our spirits in these stressful times. I hope Mayhem in Melbourne  does this by taking you into Juliette’s world with laughs, hijinks and some very human stories.

The book is available through all Amazon sites in both a Kindle/eBook version and paperback.

It is also available at Barns and Noble who have the eBook version for nook readers.  If you have trouble sourcing it, I am happy to organise a copy for you. Please email me:

If you read it I’d love to know your thoughts.”

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