Sapphire Falls

Sapphire Falls While mystery surrounds the accidental shooting of her husband, Fiona Forrest struggles to preserve the family farm in a suspenseful, pacy and action packed novel from the author of Crimson Dawn and Indigo Storm. Published: 26th October 2016 “The tension McDonald conveys in her writing takes on a role as important as the…

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Suddenly One Summer

Suddenly One Summer Suspenseful and incendiary, Suddenly One Summer is an intriguing and heartfelt story of the unlikely connections of life on the land. Published: 25th October 2017 “An enthralling read with surprising twists and merging stories” TALKING BOOKS BLOG Book Synopsis When Brianna Donahue was three years old, her mother mysteriously disappeared while farming…

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Where The River Runs

Where The River Runs Chelsea just wants a relationship with her dad but will he ever want that too? Where the River Runs is a brilliantly told rural story of long-held family secrets. Published: 24th October 2018 “Fleur evokes the outback with such a vivid intensity… her scenes just crackle with atmosphere. ” THERESA SMITH…

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Children’s Books

Noisy Nights A farmer struggles to get to sleep with all the noise from his farm animals. He finally finds the solution to a good nights sleep … Published: 1st October 2017 What Should a Horse Say A playful farmyard story full of animal friends and the noises they make. Farmer Rochelle owns a cow…

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Speaking Gigs

Things I love to talk about, (other than wine and coffee) are: Writing Domestic violence Autism Country life Farming / Agriculture Inspirational stories DVAssist – a not-for-profit organisation tailoring Domestic Violence services to each individual shire across Australia. Writing workshops for emerging writers, primary and secondary schools are also offered. I’m available also, for freelance…

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FAQ

If you have any questions which are not answered, please feel free to ask me and I’ll do my best to respond. What is the reading order of my novels?My novels are standalone, but many characters repetitively feature across my works, most notably the infamous Detective Dave Burrows. My books can be split into two…

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Bio

Having sold over 700,000 copies of her books, she has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers. Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on farms and now owns 4050ha across regional WA. Following the recent release of her eighteenth novel, Deception Creek, Fleur’s much-loved Detective…

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Home

Detective Dave Burrows returns in another breathtaking tale of rural suspense. Rising Dust After the family’s devastating tragedy, Detective Dave Burrows is crystal clear that his wife, Mel, is no longer interested in their marriage. Before Dave can talk to Mel, he and his partner, Bob Holden, are sent to investigate a suspected sheep stealing…

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The reality of glyphosate

I watched with annoyance, the ABC’s 4 Corners report on glyphosate and it’s ‘carcinogenic causing’ qualities, then with amusement when the 7.30 report started their series on Australia, how big is too big? According to the 7.30 Report, there is ‘national anxiety’ about the population of Australia; how we’re going to feed and water ourselves,…

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The senselessness of sabotage

  There is a Facebook photo with a picture of a strawberry saying: ‘cut ‘em up, don’t throw ‘em out. Please continue to support Aussie Farmers through berry tough times.’ What a great campaign created through horrible circumstances. I wonder what makes someone or some people want to bring an industry to its knees? What…

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You’ll need to lose weight!

Being a woman, ‘you’ll need to lose weight’ is NOT a phrase you really want to hear. Still, I heard that last Monday when I went to see my specialist about my back. If you don’t know what happened to cause me to have spinal surgery in January, you can read about it here! Interestingly,…

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Where the River Runs

Today, Where the River Runs, goes to print. This book feels like it’s been a mammoth effort – I was supposed to have it finished a long time before I actually handed the manuscript in… There was a reason!   On the 29th of December I was leaning down to pull up a fence so…

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What do you want to read?

It’s time! I’ve been thinking about re-inventing my blog for some time and now that time is right here. I used to love writing blogs – they would get my fingers all warmed up for writing during the day and I LOVED sharing photos and little stories of my farming life with you all. Since…

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Bush Lanterns – Kalyn Fletcher

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” -Brad Henry Kalyn Fletcher – This entrepreneurial Business woman who is born and bred in Kununurra,  has recently been named Western Australian winner of the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award and one of the Business Women…

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Fool’s Gold

Okay, so on the 21st March, this is about to happen… Detective Dave Burrows is launched into his own series. Hopefully Fool’s Gold will be the first of many adventures, he takes us on. Here’s the blurb: Written with Fleur’s trademark warmth and outstanding storytelling, newly badged Detective Dave Burrows and his reluctant wife arrive…

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Bush Lanterns – Dr Jillian Kelly

“I am driven to improve agriculture and the viability of rural communities, and to show others just like me that we can do anything!” ~ Dr Jillian Kelly Todays quote comes from Jillian herself. Jillian is based out of Coonamble where she is a large animal veterinarian…but her talents run deeper than being JUST a…

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Times, they are a-changin’

Meet Jack. He’s the new addition to the McDonald household. He’s a gorgeous, energetic, five year old Kelpie from Woonwooring Kelpies at Cunderdin. Why, might you ask, does someone who lives in town and writes books for a living, need a Kelpie? And that would be good question because Kelpies need space to run around…

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Bush Lanterns – Annika Anderson

“Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have and do.” ~ Brian Tracy Welcome to my series, Bush Lanterns, highlighting women in the rural and agriculture sector! There are so many amazing and wonderful women who don’t always get recognised for what they do and I feel it’s my…

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