The Yellow Dinghy Cafe
I would like to announce that my first novel, The Yellow Dinghy Cafe will be available for online purchase on 19th April 2021. It’s about a gap year with a difference and incorporates mystery, intrigue and suspense!
Here is a quick synopsis:
When Jasmine, Cybelle and Michaela finish school, they can’t wait for their adult lives to begin. They go their separate ways but the geographical distance between them is no match for the secrets, fears and hopes that bind them together. Cybelle has a stalker, an anxiety disorder and warring parents. Jasmine studies at a regional university and her social life explodes, but the guy she falls for is not what he seems. Michaela works at The Yellow Dinghy Café and meets a girl very similar to herself, but with a complicated and traumatic past.
At the end of the year, they organise a fund-raiser for the New South Wales drought, which Jasmine has experienced first-hand. The night promises to be a success but disturbing revelations and petty jealousies loom large. Michaela always thought Cybelle had the perfect life and Jasmine, who is on scholarship, resents being poor. Can they work through their problems and repair their friendship before it’s too late? And who is lurking in the shadows, determined to sabotage it all?
Key Themes: Living with Coeliac disease, inclusivity, self-esteem, body image, bullying, anxiety disorders, divorce, friendship, career choices, continuing education, self-empowerment, feminism