Meredith Appleyard
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Meredith Appleyard

Meredith Appleyard lives in the Clare Valley wine-growing region of South Australia. As a registered nurse and midwife she practised in a wide range of country health settings, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She has been an agency nurse in London and a volunteer in Vietnam. When a friend challenged Meredith to do what she'd always wanted to do – write a novel – she saved up, took time off work, sat down at the computer and wrote her first novel. Realising after the first rejection letter she needed to learn more about the craft of writing, she attended workshops, joined a writers' group and successfully completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing with the Adelaide Centre for Arts. Meredith lives with her husband and border collie Lily, and when she's not writing she's reading!

Books by Meredith Appleyard

Meredith Appleyard Articles

Try a Sample Chapter From Meredith Appleyard's When Grace Went Away

Review | Extract

1 June 2020

Try a Sample Chapter From Meredith Appleyard's When Grace Went Away

    When Grace Went Away Author, Meredith Appleyard, on Writing for the Joy of it

    Review | Author Related

    27 May 2020

    When Grace Went Away Author, Meredith Appleyard, on Writing for the Joy of it

      A Poignant Family Story: Review of When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

      Review | Our Review

      25 May 2020

      A Poignant Family Story: Review of When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard