Jane Harper: My Unsuspecting Mentor

Jane Harper: My Unsuspecting Mentor

Photo: Course buddies Robbie Glen, Loraine Peck and Charlie Tyler in Oxford, UK.   When I’ve really enjoyed a book, I find it hard to let go. What happens next? I wonder. I start missing the characters immediately. In my eagerness for the reading experience to...
The inspiration for a Gangland Thriller

The inspiration for a Gangland Thriller

I have always been intrigued by people who change their destiny. Self-made millionaires who were born into poverty. Children from abusive homes who break the cycle and leave the violence behind rather than passing it on to the next generation. A family who spawn five...
Shooting School

Shooting School

Photo: Maz Farrelly and Loraine Peck My field trip to the Condell Park Indoor Firearms Range While I was writing The Second Son, I realised my main female character, Amy Novak, needed a gun, which meant she needed to know how to use it. Yep, it’s that kind of book....