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.

Daisy and Kate is published by HarperCollins HQ Fiction.

On sale from: 30 August 2023.

Once upon a time Daisy Miller and Kate Hannaford were the best of friends, sharing the woes of shift work and nursing, the delights of days off together in their small country town, and the joys of blossoming romances. They couldn’t imagine not being the best of friends. Until they weren’t.

Three decades later life throws them together again. Neither will admit they are lonely and in desperate need of a friend. Will Daisy and Kate find it in themselves to finally face the past, rediscover what drew them together in the first place, and forgive each other for the sake of a new and lasting friendship?

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