About

Thank you for visiting my webpage. I was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and I write novels set in the Second World War. Although I love the clear skies, beautiful beaches and easy-going atmosphere of my home town, I also adore the dreaming spires of Oxford, UK, where I read medical history. I now see myself as a proud citizen of both Perth and Oxford and divide my time between the two.

My latest novel is Ambulance Girls, which is the first of a trilogy set in the London Blitz which follows the adventures of three women ambulance drivers.

My novels set in wartime Australia are: A Stranger in My Street, Taking a Chance and A Time of Secrets.

My inspiration for writing about this period is my late mother, who was widowed by the long shadow of WW2 and who told many stories about living in wartime, and about the exploits of my war hero father. My ‘day job’ is in the Law, but I have a passion for history. All my books include some of the stories I heard as a child, but cloaked in my imagination and with a firm grounding in historical research and legal common sense. I like to think that I use my research and legal skills to make my historical novels as accurate as possible, and my imagination to make them as entertaining as I can.

Please take the time to look at my Blog, visit me on Facebook or check my tweets. And if you feel inclined, please drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.

 

Contact

Feel free to drop me a line or find me on Facebook.

Agent

The Drummond Agency
http://www.drummondagency.com.au/
PO Box 572
Woodend VIC 3442
Australia
Ph +61 3 5427 3644
Fax: +61 3 5427 3655

Publicity

United Kingdom:
Josie Turner
Press Officer, Ebury Publishing
Penguin Random House UK
20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 2SA
+44 (0)20 7840 8775

Australia
Isobel Pritchard-Davies
Publicity Officer
Penguin Random House
Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway,
North Sydney NSW 2060
publicity@penguinrandomhouse.com.au

Upcoming Events

Book launch in Oxford

Thu 2 March 2017
Waterstones Oxford, William Baker House, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AF

If you are in Oxford on Thursday 2 March 2017, please join me at my book launch:

Ambulance Girls Invitation

Meet the author – Castle Crom

Sat 11 March 2017
Crom Castle, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh

If you’re in Northern Ireland near Crom Castle on March 11, I’d love to meet you over a cup of tea and share my writing journey.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-australian-authors-tickets-30509795620?aff=efbneb

Author’s talk at Kalamunda Library

Tue 28 March 2017
Kalamunda Library, 7 Williams St, Kalamunda WA 6076

Please join me at the Kalamunda Library, when I’ll be talking about Ambulance Girls and my writing journey.

Tuesday, 28th March (6 – 7:30pm)

Author’s talk at Kwinana Public Library

Wed 5 April 2017
Kwinana Public Library, Corner Gilmore Avenue and Sulphur Road, Kwinana WA 6167

Wednesday, 5th April (6:30 – 7:30pm)

Please join me at Kwinana Public Library, as I talk about Ambulance Girls and my writer’s journey

Author’s talk at Barclay Books, York

Fri 7 April 2017
Barclay Books, 151 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia

Friday, 7th April (5:30 – 7pm)

Please join me at the lovely Barclay Books in York, as I talk about Ambulance Girls and my writer’s journey.

Author’s talk at the South Perth Library

Thu 20 April 2017
South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth WA 6151

Thursday, 20th April (6:30 – 7:30pm)

Please join me at the South Perth Library as I talk about Ambulance Girls and my writer’s journey.

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