Researching a Novel – Detention

Researching a novel can be very challenging. But the right advisers can make it an extraordinary learning journey. Jasmina Bajraktarevic from STARTTS was one of my key advisers in the research and evolution of my novel Detention about an escape from an immigration detention centre and a school lockdown. Jasmina is the Community Services Coordinator at STARTTS, an organisation dedicated to rehabilitating survivors of trauma, including refugees. Here, Jasmina gives insight into her work at STARTTS, her own refugee experience and whether she feels that books about the refugee and asylum seeker experience can make a difference. What drives you to…

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WIN signed copies of my three crime-mystery-suspense books TWO WOLVES, THE FALL and the new one, DETENTION, as well as a signed poster and … View Post
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Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse oblige. I came across this phrase a few years back and it’s stuck with me. Translated literally, it means nobility obliges. … View Post
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Detention Book Reviews

Detention Book Reviews

It’s finally arrived! After years of percolating the story idea, and then more years of writing and rewriting, before editing and printing, … View Post
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