Wakefield Press published Joy Ride in 1999. The novel can be purchased directly from Wakefield Press by clicking on the image to the left or from Booktopia (click here).
The novel follows the events in Scott's life that eventuate after his father leaves the family and his mother slips into depression. It is an unforgiving view from Scott of what happens when adults make decisions at a crucial point in a boy's development.
The novel received critical acclaim from reviewers under 25 as realistic and honest, and condemnation from older reviewers for the 'teenage angst and attitude' displayed in it.
Caught in the Headlights
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Book for Older Readers 2003
Premier's Reading Lists (various)
Caught in the Headlights was released by HarperCollins/Angus and Robertson in 2003. The novel can be purchased via Angus and Robertson by clicking on the image to open the A&R site.
Set in rural South Australia, the story follows Adam's experiences with a girl with whom he falls in love, a murder mystery, a drug dealing family, and his preparation to move from the country to the city.
The Need was self-published as an Amazon Kindle Select e-book in September 2015 and is also available as a paperback. Click on the image to go the Amazon Kindle site to purchase copies.
Involved in a shared passion with his family for fast and hot cars, Jason Held inadvertently finds himself drawn into a darker side of the car world, and has to choose between what he wants and what is right to do.