Writers On Reading Blog Series: Fleur McDonald, Author Of Crimson Dawn

What a lovely look at a successful Australian writer’s reading habits (that’s Fleur McDonald, if you weren’t sure). Amazingly Enid Blyton, Sweet Valley High and James Herriot were all favourites of mine as a child…hmmm, is that an omen for my own writing? I hope these are books I can share with my children one day…but I don’t think my two boys will be overly interested in Sweet Valley High!

Flying Pony

This week I welcome to the blog Fleur McDonald who has just released her fifth Rural Fiction novel Crimson Dawn, following the success of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads and Silver Clouds. Fleur is the real deal when it comes to Rural fiction – she lives and works on an 8000 acre station in Western Australia.

Low Res Fleur McDonald - Credit Chelsea Templeton_Proof of Life Photography-2

CRIMSON DAWN            

Fleur McDonald

Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm… But will her fierce independence close her off to the possibility of love?

Since inheriting Nambina, the property that’s been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focusing on farming, she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property.

But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She’s also…

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