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I spend much of my time writing, reading, book reviewing and taking an interest in other writers, both well-known and not so well known. I’m a member of Ballarat Writers Inc. Writers Victoria and the Australian Society of Authors. 

In 2018 I published my debut novel, Finding Eliza. A historical fiction story set in Country Victoria, Melbourne and China. I’m currently working on a stand alone sequel to Finding Eliza.

I’m a retired family therapist and counsellor by profession and have worked for over three decades with families and individuals.  I respect and love hearing stories about people’s lives and believe that our stories tell us who we are, and provide a pathway for greater understanding, eventually. 

Finding Eliza

By Heather Whitford Roche

RRP: $22.95
ISBN: 9780648275336
Everything Knill thought he knew was false. Now he must search for where he belongs...

1921. Central Victoria.

Knill McMillan's life is perfectly ordinary: a country upbringing, caring parents, cousins who are his best mates. He is a young man with the world before him.

But he's always had the sense he doesn't quite fit in, doesn't quite belong. And then one night he is brutally beaten. As he lies bleeding on the ground his attacker calls him something that he is unable to get out of his mind.

And so begins a journey he never envisaged - to understand who he really is, and where he really belongs.

'I loved this book. The last page brought tears to my eyes.' Jenny Arrowsmith

'A wonderful, rich and intriguing story. I loved the sense of place and time.' Fran Taggerty

'This is a very fine debut novel.' Adib Khan, author of Seasonal Adjustments and Solitude of Illusions

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