Pat writes about contemporary Australia: her novels, short stories and reflections give a fresh take on Australian life and society.
Her five Annie Bryce Mysteries form a series of stand-alone novels set around the vast and varied northern state of Queensland – light crime fiction with touches of humour, glimpses of times past and a powerful sense of place. Critics and readers alike have found her books ‘compelling’, ‘engrossing’, ‘rivetting’ – and more.
On the Edge, her sixth novel – not crime fiction this time – is set in the steamy, stormy tropics. It explores family bonds and fractures – and how far desperation can drive us all.
Her prizewinning short stories are included in two anthologies. Murky Waters is a collection of short crime fiction; Pick and Choose includes pieces offering glimpses of the society in which we live today, through short stories, reflections and conversations.
A keen amateur photographer, Pat also enjoys telling stories by marrying images with words, stories which shed her personal light on small corners of this immense country – and sometimes beyond. The ‘Postcards’ page takes readers to destinations around and beyond Australia, with photographs and text giving the author’s slant on people and places.
This website contains details of all eight books. It includes links for you to purchase them in print or as e-books, to contact the author and to access her blog.