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