Shirley Whiteway has always loved words, but it was not until several years ago that she began writing seriously after a writing course at her local Community Centre. She has always been interested in why people behave the way they do. Perhaps it was because she was the second youngest of seven children and learned to live with her siblings’ different personalities as she grew up.
The Author is President of the Society of Women Writers in Victoria, Australia and through this medium she has improved her writing as she learned from others. Although Shirley has been writing for some eight years, this is her debut novella. She feels there is a story in every one of us waiting to be shared – one just needs a tap on the shoulder to awaken an ability to put pen to paper.
Born prematurely, a tiny infant hovers between life and death, too weak to suckle. Her grandmother invents a way to feed her... and she survives.
Raped and pregnant at fifteen, trapped in a world of ignorance, she is married off to a widower. in middle-age she find love in a way she could never have dreamed.
The hatmaker's loves … a tale of tough men,
tougher women, isolation and cruelty!