My heart’s in the country

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You can take the girl out of the country-

… But you can’t take the country out of the girl! All my stories are set in rural South Australia because I’ve spent most of my life living and working in small country communities.

My first four novels explore the challenges of providing health services in rural and remote country communities. Everything costs more the further you get from the cities. The more remote the location, the harder it is to recruit doctors, nurses and allied health professionals however, the rewards are rich if you’re willing to step outside of your comfort zone.

In my later novels I’m still in the country but I’ve moved from medically-themed stories to stories about families and relationships, exploring the ups and downs of living in small country communities.

The Seachangers is published by HarperCollins HQ Fiction.

On sale from: 4 September 2024.

Ruth made a successful sea change: she relocated from the city to the country and opened Rosie’s Cafe in the seaside town of Cutlers Bay. Five years on the shine has worn off. Ruth is convinced it’s time to make another change – if only she could decide what.
After a lifetime of hard work out bush, Hamish has retired to the city. It’s what he always dreamed of, so why doesn’t he feel satisfied? When his elderly father dies, Hamish comes to Cutlers Bay to settle his affairs. The longer he’s in town, the more Cutlers Bay starts to feel like home. And a certain cafe owner makes the idea of staying there all the more appealing …
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