Winning the Romantic Book of the Year (The RUBY) has been on my bucket list for years and today I came one step closer. My debut novel, Lost in Kakadu is one of the four finalists in the Romantic Elements category. The Ruby is Romance Writers Australia’s premier award and the only one of its kind in Australia.
‘It’s too controversial’ comments. Because if I didn’t then my book would never have reached publication. My publisher calls Lost in Kakadu meaty, challenging and risky. Yep, I agree.
I'm crying with excitement and to say I'm speechless is an understatement.
Maybe Lost in Kakadu is exactly what Australian readers wanted right now. With a survival theme, fabulous Australian setting, mystery, secrets, grit, grief, adventure, and of course a happy ending, what more could a reader want?
This story isn’t just a wild ride with unconventional characters, I hope it also makes readers think about how we need to live our lives to the fullest, to be true to ourselves and accept who we are. Sometimes crashing down to earth is exactly what people need.
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Lost in Kakadu was eight years in the making and many many people have touched it in one way or
another. I would never be a finalist in such a prestigious award without each and every one of you. This award nomination is for all of us.
Thank you Romance Writers Australia for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you Australian readers for believing in my story and thank you to Escape Publishing for believing in me. I'm up against some very talented authors, but hopefully when the winners are announced in August, I can tick off another achievement on my bucket list.