“The Last of the Bonegilla Girls” has been named by a Better Reading poll as one of Australia’s Top 100 favourite books. It came in at 56! Thank you to everyone who nominated it and read it. As you know, this book is really special to me and I’m so thrilled it’s resonated with so… Read more
Have you read my 2018 romance “Belle’s Secret”? I had such fun writing it – and such lovely feedback from readers – that I’ve written another one. Can a town known for “I do,” change her “I don’t?” Up and coming American winemaker Tess Harrison is temporarily working at an Australian vineyard where her family… Read more
My next book THE LAND GIRLS will be published in Australia and New Zealand on April 15, 2019. I’m so excited about this book, which is about the experiences of three young women who sign up for the Australian Women’s Land Army during World War Two. You can read more about it and pre-order it here.
I couldn’t be more excited if I tried. I’m so thrilled that The Three Miss Allens will be hitting bookstores in the UK on March 7 2019 and in the US on August 20, 2019. This novel was released in Australia in November 2016 and I still have people messaging me about how much they loved it…. Read more
Welcome to Wirralong. Pop. 5,790. One small town. Four incredible brides. I’m super excited to tell you that the first book in this brand new series – Outback Brides– is now out in the world! I’ve been working with three other fantastic Australian authors – Kelly Hunter, Cathryn Hein and Fiona McArthur – and we’ve created a… Read more
I’ve been invited to this year’s Byron Writers Festival as both a featured author and as a session chair. I love interviewing authors and this year I’ll be chairing two sessions: “A Break from the City: Rural Crime and Rural Romance” with Jane Harper, Mark Brandi and Rachael Johns, and “What Women Want: Novels by… Read more
So what on earth is Bonegilla? Bonegilla is the Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre, a spawling ex-Army camp on the River Murray in north-eastern Victoria, near Albury-Wodonga. Between 1947 and 1971, more than 320,000 people passed through there after arriving in Australia, looking for new lives and better opportunities. The small community is called Bonegilla… Read more
The Last of the Bonegilla Girls will soon be published as an Audiobook with Bolinda. Perfect for listening to on long road trips, while you’re out walking, or as you drift off to sleep! I was given the opportunity to choose the narrator and I know you’re going to love her take on the story.
I can’t wait for this book to hit the shelves. It’s a story close to my heart: it’s about three young women who come to Australia in 1954 as migrants from post-war Europe and begin their adventures here in a new country at the Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre. The book is inspired by the journey… Read more