Kathryn has been working as a secondary school teacher for 12 years in both Victoria and Tasmania. She has a degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) degree. She is currently studying a Masters degree in Literacy. She was inspired to write this story partly due to an assignment she was given for her degree and partly due to a deep-seated love of Tasmania instilled in her during her time there.
Chelsea Harten has just given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Katalina Jane. While she is excited (and nervous) about her arrival, Chelsea has to work out how the new baby will fit in to the existing relationships in her life – especially with her oldest friend, Charlie Seddon – who also happens to be the brother of her baby’s father. This is a unique narrative, unfolding in reverse.
Emily McAllister has moved to the Apple Isle to take up a teaching job and finds a little more than she bargained for – fiendish new friends, sex-crazed students and an impending alcohol problem – while avoiding a mother who can’t understand why she’s not married and a cheating ex-boyfriend. How is she supposed to find time for work in this chaos?