Rosanne Hawke is the author of Dear Pakistan, The War Within, Finding Kerra, Liana's Dance and Zenna Dare. Find out more about Rosanne
1) What inspired you to write the Beyond Borders series?
My children and I played a story game which resulted in me telling a story they wanted. One night my teenage daughter Lenore asked for an adventure set in Afghanistan. An aid worker we knew had been kidnapped there and held hostage in a village. ‘Tell a story like that,’ she said, ‘with a girl like me, teashops, carpets, a nice freedom fighter …’ Afterwards, she told me to write it. ‘I want a book like that, Mum.’ This inspired the beginning of my writing career.
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Kat Colmer is the author of Can't Beat the Chemistry and Remind me Why I'm Here? Find out more about Kat.
1) What inspired you to write Remind Me Why I’m Here?
I’ve always been interested in the fish-out-of-water story concept, so when a sudden image of Maya’s character—an animal-shy girl stuck in the middle of a sheep paddock—appeared to me, I knew I had to write her story. Add farmer boy, Gus, who wishes she’d landed in someone else’s paddock and you have a story canvas full of interesting possibilities.
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