Podcast: Fleur McDonald on Writing Rural Fiction

Podcast: Fleur McDonald on Writing Rural Fiction

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Bestselling author Fleur McDonald talks to Cheryl about growing up on a farm, and how her writing allows her to connect with her rural background. Her latest book, Deception Creek, is out now.

About the author:

Fleur McDonald knows what she’s writing about. After growing up on a farm near Orroroo in South Australia her first job was jillarooing in the outback. She’s now closely involved in the daily management of the 8000-acre station she and her family live on near Esperance in Western Australia. Fleur is the author of the bestselling novels Red Dust, Blue Skies and Purple Roads.

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Reviews

Dave Burrows is back: Read an Extract from Deception Creek by Fleur McDonald

Review | Extract

11 November 2021

Dave Burrows is back: Read an Extract from Deception Creek by Fleur McDonald

    Read Our Q&A with Bestselling Author Fleur McDonald

    Review | Author Related

    11 November 2021

    Read Our Q&A with Bestselling Author Fleur McDonald

      Loyalty, Lies and Secrets: Read Our Review of Deception Creek by Fleur McDonald

      Review | Our Review

      9 November 2021

      Loyalty, Lies and Secrets: Read Our Review of Deception Creek by Fleur McDonald

        Publisher details

        Deception Creek
        Author
        Fleur McDonald
        Publisher
        Allen & Unwin
        Genre
        Fiction
        Released
        02 November, 2021
        ISBN
        9781760878825

        Synopsis

        A returned criminal, a cult-like family and cybercrime all clash against the backdrop of the Flinders Ranges in this thrilling new rural suspense novel from the best-selling Voice of the Outback.

        Emma Cameron, a recently divorced farmer and a local in Barker, runs Deception Creek, the farm that three generations of her family have owned before her. Every day Emma pushes herself hard on the land, hoping to make ten-year-old memories of a terrible car accident disappear. And now there are more recent nightmares of an ex-husband who refuses to understand how much the farm means to Emma.

        When Joel Hammond is released from jail and heads home to Barker, Detective Dave Burrows and Senior Constable Jack Higgins are on high alert. Joel has a long and sorry history with many of the townsfolk and they are not keen to see him home to stay.

        Not all of the Barker locals want to see Joel run out of town, though. Some even harbour doubts about Joel's conviction. The town finds itself split down the middle, families pitted against each other with devastating outcomes.

        Fleur McDonald
        About the author

        Fleur McDonald

        Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life. After growing up in the small town of Orroroo in South Australia, she became a jillaroo before spending twenty years farming 8000 acres, east of Esperance, WA. Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia. She is the best-selling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads, Silver Clouds, Crimson Dawn, Emerald Springs, Indigo Storm, Sapphire Falls, The Missing Pieces of Us, Suddenly One Summer, Fool's Gold, Where the Rivers Run, Without a Doubt, Starting From Now, Red Dirt Country, The Shearer's Wife, and Something to Hide as well as the ebook exclusives If You Were Here and A Farmer's Choice. Fleur currently lives in Esperance with her two children, an energetic kelpie and a Jack Russell terrier.

        Books by Fleur McDonald

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