Bestselling Australian Author
One of Australia’s most popular storytellers
Fiona's latest Australian fiction release
Sometimes, your heart knows the truth even before you do.
‘The new page-turning family drama from one of Australia’s most popular storytellers.’
As she approaches thirty, dedicated nurse Ellen Sutton’s life is how she wants it – well, almost. Her younger sister, Carrie, seems to have it all sorted though: a successful hair business, a devoted new boyfriend and a rosy future together. Even Ellen’s brother, Bodhi, is settled with his petite, super-chill chef girlfriend, Ingrid. So why does Ellen suddenly give up her career and family for the red dust and toil of an outback cattle station? She’s never run from anything before – it’s new territory in more ways than one.
But Ellen can’t run forever. And a family camping trip to Western Australia’s beautiful Karijini country brings the three women together once again.
This trip won’t be the dream camping holiday for any of them. But one way or another, it will show them the truth.
‘The Wrong Sister is a heartfelt story about dreams, the importance of family and finding your true self.’
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About Fiona Palmer
I was raised in Pingaring. My Dad and Mum are contractors for local farmers.
The majority of my childhood weekends were spent on my Uncle and Aunty’s farm ‘Gumlea’.
We attended the Pingaring Primary School which closed its doors a few years later because of small numbers. I went off to Narrogin High School where I boarded at the Narrogin Residential College. I left school after year eleven, itching to start work and begin my life.
I was a third generation speedway driver, racing cars from the age of 16 right up until I was pregnant with my first child.
After doing odd jobs, rouseabouting, tractor driving and working on the CBH bins, where I met my husband-to-be, I went to Alexander College for a secretarial course. (Luckily they taught me how to type really fast, which comes in handy when typing up long stories)
I got a job at the Shire of Lake Grace as a secretary for three years and then changed to a Teachers Assistant before getting married and having two kids.
It was while running the local shop in Pingaring in 2006, in a partnership with my Mum, that I began writing down a story that was roaming around in my head. Lo and behold, this was the start of my writing career. The Family Farm is my first book. Fast forward ten years and I’m now working as a farmhand (farming is a passion), my two kids are nearly young adults, I’m back racing speedway and loving life. I still can’t believe I’ve written this many books!!! I feel very lucky in life. Find what makes you happy and fill every moment as life is too short.