Nicole is recognised as Australia’s Bush Storyteller. Her rural fiction novels, The Bark Cutters (shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Newcomer of the Year 2011) and A Changing Land are Top Ten bestsellers and are available in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, America and Canada.
Nicole’s rural literature combines a wonderful mix of modern and historical characters with story lines that are compelling. Her new book, Absolution Creek, is set 1920’s Australia. As I love historical fiction, I’m glad she has veered firmly into past times.
What or who inspired you to first write?
I became intrigued by the craft after I was approached to contribute to a non-fiction work in celebration of Australia’s bicentenary celebrations in 1988.
From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death.
Thanks so much, Nicole, for sharing your thoughts with us and best of luck with Absolution Creek.
And why not read one of Nicole’s books for AWW2012 ?