Ia Uaro is an Australian author.
She was born in the beautiful and remote, world's widest tea plantation by Mount Kerinci in Sumatra where her dad was the plantation's accountant, her mum a teacher. Her dad died when Ia was 13, and Ia moved across the ocean.
She proceeded to become the busiest teen ever: playing in a drum band, tutoring maths, learning languages including English as the fifth language, and, at 17, a teen magazine published Ia's first fiction as a serial. Inundated by her fans' letters, the publisher printed it as a book, which was subsequently bought by the Indonesian Department of Education for high-school libraries.
Ia used the proceeds to help fund her university studies, during which time she was active in aero-modelling, martial arts, mountaineering, speleology... and studied petroleum seismology among her music-playing friends. After her graduation Ia worked with French, Norwegian and American geophysical companies, besides being a volunteer translator.
In Sydney since 1995, Ia is a mum who does several kinds of volunteer work for the community, assesses manuscripts, review books, and writes real-life socio-fiction.
Her husband, who suffers permanent partial brain damage, says Ia now sleep-talks in English.
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La Canción de Sydney
Situado en Sydney y Boston, donde se yuxtaponen las angustias y el humor, La Canción de Sydney es el valiente camino de una joven hacia la edad adulta y, al mismo tiempo, es una historia de amor. Siendo una obra de ficción basada en hechos reales, esta novela con acento australiano también muestra al mundo que vivir con discapacidad no impide a una persona alcanzar la felicidad.
Olympic fever runs high in 1999 Australian summer but 17-year-old Sydney battles her own personal Olympics. Pete, Boston's former child prodigy, knows what it takes to present a dignified front when all you want to do is howl at the moon. Pete befriends Sydney, but tragedy strikes and threatens their happiness.
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