Asylum is the first novel I wrote. It began life in 2011 and went through a number of drastic revisions before I felt confident I had written a good story, one worthy of publication. Thanks to Odyssey Books for making that happen.
“Asylum is a rewarding read, rather like a meal when you savour every mouthful instead of gulping it down” – Ann Creber
Asylum is available in paperback at Odyssey Books, Angus and Robertson, Amazon and the Book Depository. Ebook available through all major outlets.
For an author signed copy, contact me here.
For reviews, an excerpt and more, please visit the Asylum page.
All Because of You
Infused with gentle optimism, eight uncompromising stories portray themes of betrayal, grief, hope and love in distinctly Australian settings. Mum and Nan struggle to contrive a sense of normal family life in the emotionally-charged environment of a women’s shelter. A visual artist faces the return of her wayward daughter, who brings home her new boyfriend, the lumbering behemoth, Zol. A bereaved woman lies restless and alone in bed, her thoughts troubled by the plaintive cries of the dog locked in next door’s laundry. At once dark, poignant and witty, Isobel Blackthorn’s first collection depicts intimately and honestly the travails and heroic responses of women and men confronting the pith of their lives.
All Because of You can be purchased at: Ginninderra Press
You can read the short story The Refuge for free at: Mused Literary Review
My second novel, The Drago Tree will be released by Odyssey Books in September 2015.