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An introvert as a child, it was easier to express myself through words and music. Now my private passions are public.
Geelong Writer's 2020 Anthology
"2020, what a year it has been. A very stressful year, I admit. But also a year of inner reflection, of discovering what is actually important in your life. I’d like to call it the year for creators, because what else can you do when you’re stuck inside, but create? Whether it be in the form of writing, art, knitting, or even gardening. There was definitely time this year to get your creative juices flowing.
This Anthology is the culmination of that creativity. Authors from all over Australia submitted amazing work that encompassed some level of reflection, from the inside looking out. Each story and poem offers a creatively considered view of new worlds, current times, as well as past events. Every Author in this Anthology should be proud of the work they created, for it is writers like you who prove how much power words can have." Editor, Sarah-Rose Mutch
Ebook available now. Hard copy coming 2021
The Land of Giant Pineapples
by Judy Rankin and Shayla Gray
The land of giant pineapples is the story of eleven-year-old Shayla Gray, an average girl living on a small farm in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. On Shayla’s eleventh birthday, her fifteen-year-old sister, Willow, admits to seeing some peculiar movement in one of the paddocks around a group of pineapple palm trees they call Plantation Island. After an argument with her father, Willow disappears. Shayla is sure Willow’s disappearance has something to do with the ‘peculiar movement’ and sets out to find her sister and uncover the mystery.
Shayla will have to join forces with an Aboriginal wizard (she doesn’t know exists), use powers (she doesn’t know she has), and enter a world (she doesn’t think is real) in order to rescue Willow and help save the land of giant pineapples.
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"In August 2015, Judy Rankin stumbled across the graves of 29 ANZACs in a tiny English churchyard and set out to discover how they came to be in this final resting place..."
Published in the Victorian RSL member magazine Mufti, September 2017.