The granddaughter of Finnish immigrants, Foxlee grew up in Mount Isa but came to Brisbane when she was seventeen. She has worked most of her life as a Registered Nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in creative writing.
'A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.
'As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.
'A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.' (Publisher's blurb)
The Midnight Dress2013single work novel mystery crime 'When a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumours: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses, a dress of stories ...
For her whole life, Rose Lovell has moved from town to town with her alcoholic father. When they wash up in a coastal sugarcane town, Rose wonders if this time it will be different.
At the local high school, Rose meets Pearl Kelly, who is popular, pretty and intent on tracking down her Russian father. When she convinces Rose to be part of the annual Harvest Parade, Rose must find a special dress for the occasion. She seeks the help of the eccentric Edie Baker, who knows all the town's secrets and whose own family is a rich tapestry of stories. When Rose agrees to let Edie teach her to sew, she doesn't realise that nothing will ever be the same again.
The Midnight Dress weaves an intriguing story of loss and longing to the very last page.' (Publisher's blurb)
The Anatomy of Wings2006single work novel 'Ten-year-old Jennifer day lives in a small mining town full of secrets. trying to make sense of the sudden death of her teenage sister Beth, she looks to the adult world around her for answers.' - back cover