A time-travelling B&B.  A green werewolf.  A farmer who finds out his neighbour’s a witch…Life in the Australian bush is stranger than you think. A collection of quirky, poignant and tongue in cheek stories set in rural Australia.

“the sheer quality of Rose’s writing style wraps the reader in a big, cosy hug; this is the kind of book you want to read on a rainy night in front of a crackling log fire…”

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Kim is the world’s best parent pesterer. So when she pesters for a pony, she gets a pony. What she doesn’t know is that she’s just adopted an Evil Genius with only two things on his mind – hay, and World Domination. Having a horrible beast of a brother doesn’t help. Soon Kim realises the awful truth. There’s only room for one Boss in the paddock. Who is it going to be?

“Diablo isn’t a typical horse story…This book is a fun read for children of all ages. It keeps you interested from start to finish.”  Buy here on Amazon




In a remote coastal wilderness, a rebellious teenage mermaid rescues a writer from drowning, and falls in love with the idea of becoming human. But to follow her obsession, she has to make a terrible sacrifice. Once the decision’s made, there’s no way back – or is there?

“There’s everything here, there’s magic, there’s coming-of-age, there’s clash of civilisations and Robinson Crusoe and humans, too, drawn warmly and wittily and economically and mercilessly…”

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Houdini is a very bad dog! He loves running away, barking at joggers, getting into garbage bins – and his Girl, Tess. But when Houdini meets the evil Leslie Balfour QC, it looks like he’s bitten off more than he can chew. Can Tess – helped by local bully and criminal-in-training Big Steph – find Houdini before it’s too late? Or are Houdini’s escaping days over – for good?

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Oh and That’s Another Thing: What Buddha Forgot to Say

“For years, I have been searching for someone to fill the shoes of humourists like Jean Kerr (Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and Erma Bombeck (If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?). For the first time, I think I have found an author who could come close to doing that….This is the stuff that best-selling, well-loved humour columnists are made of…”

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