Fleur McDonald was born in Orroroo, in the mid-north of South Australia, where her parents were fuel distributors. She attended Orroroo Area School during her primary years and then became a boarder at Annesley College, Adelaide for her secondary education. McDonald spent some time as a jillaroo in South Australia and Western Australia. She continued her studies at Marcus Oldham Farm Management College, studying Agribusiness.
McDonald and her husband, Anthony McDonald, have farmed land in the Esperance region of Western Australia.
'When suspicions are wrongly aimed at Amelia following the theft of proceeds from the local rodeo after a crash and grab, she must work with a sceptical rural detective to clear her name - and that of the man she loves. Mystery and romance abound in the new novel from the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn.
'After finishing university, Amelia Bennett returns to her home town. Determined to lose her old reputation for being scatty, she works hard to prove herself as the treasurer of the local rodeo committee.
'Flushed with triumph on the evening of the best rodeo in the town's history, Amelia is driving the bags of cash into town when she becomes the victim of a terrifying smash and grab. Injured and distraught after her ordeal, she's even more devastated when she finds out that she and her boyfriend Paul are the objects of suspicion.
'To prove her innocence and that of the man she loves, Amelia must convince a sceptical detective that her account of what happened does add up and that he must help her track down the real culprits . . .
'With its cracker plot, feisty heroine and engaging love story, Emerald Springs will have you reading well into the night.' (Publication summary)
'Mystery and drama abound in the new novel from Australia's Voice of the Outback
'Nicole Bridges is fleeing her so-called-perfect life and her crooked bully of a husband. Dominic won’t be happy when he discovers she’s gone, and he’ll be determined to find her, so she knows the only way she can hope to escape is to reinvent herself. Nicole changes her name to Eliza and drives until she comes across a tiny town in the Flinders Ranges. Feeling relatively safe amongst the friendly locals, Eliza begins the long road to healing and regaining her confidence.
'Gradually Eliza ventures out and the townsfolk start to call on her when they need a hand with something. During an excursion to some nearby ruins, Eliza becomes fascinated with one of the families who lived there during the 1800s. Then disaster strikes, throwing her life into disarray. Just as Eliza thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, her ex-husband arrives… With a cracker plot and nail-biting suspense, Indigo Storm is the story of a courageous woman fiercely determined to reclaim her life and her belief in herself.' (Publication summary)
'Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating.
'When Detective Dave Burrows arrives to sign off on the investigation into Eddie's death, his suspicions are aroused by some strange anomalies at the scene. As Dave becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is going on, Fiona finds herself dealing with a series of disasters on the farm . . .
'By the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn, this suspenseful novel about a woman fighting to preserve her husband's dream, and a detective determined to uncover the truth will keep you guessing till the very last page.'