The Shepherd’s Hut
The vast saltlands of Western Australia are the perfect backdrop for a story about solitude and survival. These unchartered ‘badlands’ harbour criminals and fugitives – territory that demands the impossible of its brave young protagonist.
My Absolute Darling
This powerful story is set on California’s remote Mendocino coastline. I was immersed in the gorgeously rich natural world of this novel – the perfect juxtaposition to the sufferings and isolation of its protagonist, a 14-year-old girl terrorised by her psychopathic father.