'Twenty-five years after a nuclear war, a community of survivors lives on beneath a protective dome. Sixteen-year-old Claudia and her friends have grown up in a ultilitarian society, guided strictly by a protective ideology. When they meet the subversive Davina, they begin to question their society's rigidity and thought control and Claudia is torn between the old world and the new.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.Queensland : University of Queensland Press , 1988
'Twin sisters Brigitte and Maria are not looking forward to their brief stay with their aunt Claire and cousin Raoul in southwest France. Claire's primitive farmhouse is miles away from the nearest village. And Raoul is very different to the boy they remember.
But what the twins come close to, during that strange blazing summer, is something altogether unexpected, which brings them all into danger.In the ancient forest of Vernemeton, a mysterious force has waited centuries for its rebirth...'. (From the back cover).St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
An entertainment troupe formed from a mixed bunch of city folk, travels Queensland at the turn of the century and becomes involved in a series of adventures. (Source: Trove)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992
'Novel about a lonely Australian boy whose friendship with teenagers from a village in Papua New Guinea leads him on a voyage of self-discovery. This is the author's first novel.' (Publication summary)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993
'An anthology of experiences told by 21 Australian writers, including Henry Handel Richardson, Alan Marshall, Sally Morgan, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Brian Caswell and school students.'St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
'Her brother, Dougy, is an embarrassment, especially when he finds some gruesome old bones that bring experts and activists to town. Gracey’s glad she can get back to school, but Dougy and those bones won’t leave her alone. They’re part of a history that draws her in, revealing more about her family than she could possibly have guessed. Who is Gracey? Does she even know herself? ' (Publication summary)
'At sixteen, Rick Street's ambition is to become a journalist: he talks his way into becoming a country correspondent for the National Broadcasting Service, covering such mega-exciting events in his home town as the local netball championship, a bushfire along the Cattle Track and a whopper banana crop ... The big break comes when Rick is invited to Sydney during the holidays for work experience in the TV newsroom. That's when it all begins ... his meeting with Lisa, daughter of the State Premier; his involuntary involvement with a sinister new political party; and above all, his creation of the newest thing in news since the smoke signal: a TV program called The News They Didn't Use. Read on ...'
Source: Publisher's blurb.St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995
'Charlie loves Beck. The thing is, her never told her and now after her bizarre disappearance he's left wondering why. And then his dad returns home from gaol to discover that everything has changed. Charlie can't take any more. He's got to get away from the oppression of a small fishing village. This sensitive novel captures the insecurities experienced during the transition from childhood to adulthood.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
'This January is different. School is over for Alex Delaney and he's waiting for his university offer - only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from January.
'So he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on a wave. Not at all prepared for her perfect balance, compelling green eyes and gold skin. January is about to change.' (From the publisher's website.)After Summer St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
'Angry young Koori Darcy Mango is on parole, and looking for his mob in Northern New South Wales. Befriending the Menzies family wasn't at all what he had in mind, but then neither was the old house hidden in the bush near Desperation Creek. Why does the camera from the house take pictures of the past? It's Darcy's fate to find out.' (Source: UQP website)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
'The Yumba, an Aboriginal settlement, is home to Herbie, his brothers,
sisters, relations and friends on the outskirts of town. From his back
door the view of his playground stretches beyond the banks of the
Warrego River, as far as the eye can see. The fun-loving Herbie learns
his culture from both Aboriginal and white worlds: from his tribal
elders and from the local townies. For Herbie his Yumba is a village
peopled with friends and family, who keep an eye on him and his mates.
But there's always escape to the surrounding hopbush plain, a larrikin's
paradise. Herbie's rollicking adventures range from school-age antics
to his teenage years as a stockman and, briefly-on into the present and
his wry observations in travelling the world as an author.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1999
'You want to hear a story?'
'This town, it's full of stories. Some Aboriginal, some white, some Malay and Indonesian. All sorts of different ideas. I reckon you might need to hear on of them.'
When the court sent Jamie Riley to Port Barren, he hadn't expected much – thought he'd just serve his time and get out. He hadn't counted on being drawn into the town's murky past, into a web of secrets, lies and murder which might well cost him much more than just his freedom.
This is the story of a boy's journey to reveal a buried secret, and of a town too scared of its past to face its future.
It's a story for anyone who dreams . . .St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2001
'Ossie is an outcast. Traveling with his late father's bike gang, his head is full of his father's death and his mother's abandonment. Ossie's life goes from bad to worse. He crashes his bike, is reviled by his gang, and spends months in recovery. Then he meets Essie Ellis, a manipulative little old lady with a passion for living. Their relationship takes Ossie on a physical and emotional journey where he learns, through Essie's experience of life, what it means to love and be loved. Ossie learns about life from her - about words, ideas and books - with poignant reference to The Wind in the Willows deftly woven through the novel. Essie tells him the legend of the Glass Mountain and together they take a journey that will end in a trial and a conviction, but also in a life redeemed.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003
'Carl Matt hasn't got much. there's just his younger brother Harley and the old red barge to Wiseman's Cove. And nothing's going to take those away from him. He's an awkward, lumpy fifteen-year-old. Not the hero type.' - back cover (2007)St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2007