Based in Melbourne
Australian Regional & Capital Cities
Goldie Alexander’s 70 books are published both here and overseas. Her novels for adults include “The Grevillea Murder Mystery Trilogy” plus many prize winning short stories and articles. For children she is best known for, "My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove", is now in its 10th edition and about to be released as an ebook. Amongst her latest work are three collections of short stories: ‘Killer Virus’, ‘My Horrible Cousins’ and ‘Space Footy”. Newly released for Young Adults is ‘Dessi’s Romance’; and ‘The Youngest Cameleer’, for middle grade readers: ‘eSide: A Journey into Cyberspace’. Coming shortly are ‘Gallipoli Medals’, ‘Cyber-trix: Back from the Future’, and ‘Cassie’s Big Swim’. She authored the how-to-write ‘Mentoring Your Memoir’ and ‘The Business of Writing for Young People’, this with Hazel Edwards. She facilitates creative writing workshops and mentors emerging authors.
My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove
Goldie Alexander, 2000, 10th Edition. Published by Scholastic Australia.
Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starved and overworked. She has to fetch the water, mend clothes, please her master, care for his china-doll daughter and tiptoe around his moody soldier son. She can barely find time to dream about the way things used to be, let alone write in her diary. But write she must. It is her only hope of reaching out to the home she has left behind, all those thousands of miles across the sea.
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