Kaz Cooke has inspired girls and women for years with her runaway bestselling advice books such as Up the Duff, Girl Stuff, Women Stuff, and Kidwrangling. She is also a professional cartoonist and is responsible for all the illustrations in her books.
But now, for the first time, Cooke has turned her hand to fiction. The result? Ada, a spellbinding novel about cunning clairvoyants, fierce loyalties, the glamour of stage and the muck of the road.
In this episode of Stories Behind the Story, Cheryl Akle spoke with Kaz about how she used the real life of a vaudevillian performer, Miss Ada Delroy, to inspire her part-fictional, part-fact novel.
Duration: 28 mins