Logan Writers Festival
The Logan Writers Festival is on Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September and I’m presenting at 1 pm on Friday. I cannot tell you how excited I am! Here’s an interview I did for the festival.
Growth and Resilience
The theme of the festival is Growth and Resilience and I’m excited to share how, as a novice writer, I fought through the frustrations I experienced while writing Not Forgotten: they called me number 10 at Neerkol orphanage with Samilya.
As Samilya shared her horrific story of being raised in an orphanage in Far North Queensland I learned of the setbacks and frustrations that Samilya had battled all her life. She had fought through limited education, institutional abuse and neglect, the mental health system, and the challenges of engaging with the legal system when seeking justice. Writing the book mirrored many of these challenges and injustices, extending the project beyond the planned two years to eight years.
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