Heather Johnson moved from America to Adelaide in 1999. Since then she has completed a Masters degree in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide and gone on to do a PhD. She has been very active in the literary scene, belonging to the Kaleidoscopic Poetry Troupe, and has read poetry at a number of events, both as a member of the troupe and as an individual.
'Jean Harley – wife, mother, lover, dancer – is a shining light in the lives of those who know and love her. But when tragedy strikes, what becomes of the people she leaves behind? Her devoted husband, Stan, is now a single father to their young son, Orion. Her best friends, Neddy and Viv, find their relationship unravelling at the seams. And Charley, the ex-con who caused it all, struggles to reconcile his past crimes with his present mistakes. Life without Jean will take some getting used to, but her indelible imprint remains.
'Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.'