Mardi McConnochie was born in New South Wales but grew up in Adelaide, living in South Australia from 1974-1993. She graduated with a first-class Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a PhD from the University of Sydney, New South Wales. As well as the works listed below she has worked as a script writer and script editor for TV shows including Home and Away and Pacific Drive.
The Voyagers : A Love Story2011single work novel historical fiction 'In 1943, Stead arrives in Sydney Harbour hoping to spend his shore leave with Marina, a woman with whom he shared three magical days before the war. But Marina is gone, and has been missing for almost five years.
'And so begins an extraordinarily powerful and compelling journey - across the seas and the great stages of the war - as Stead retraces the steps of the one woman he has truly loved.' (From the publisher's website.)