Brenda Cheers is a novelist living in Brisbane, Australia.
"Cato's Prophecy" is her seventh published novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh, so many! I constantly change my mind about who are my favorites, based on what is happening in my life at that moment. Michael Ondaatje is always close to the top of the list. Pat Conroy writes magic. I recently read a novel by Ashley Hay who lives in my hometown of Brisbane and admired her style.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Two things: heat and excitement. Heat because we're having a hot summer and I need to have my running shoes on and be out the door by 5.15 am or it's too hot to exercise in comfort. Excitement because every day is a new adventure. I love life.
In this final installment of the Strange Worlds series, we witness a woman’s fight to save those she loves from terrible fates. If only she could find a way…
Praise for the Strange Worlds series:
‘A thrilling series from a master storyteller.’ (Amazon Customer)
When William arrives back in the year 2467, it is to a world he no longer recognises. His peaceful existence has been replaced by one in which an Emperor rules by tyranny and fear. What has caused this catastrophe?
Shame has caused Julia Hawke to live with secrets for most of her adult life. This has damaged relationships and brought pain to those closest to her.
Now older, Julia realises that these secrets have come at too high a price. What can she do to regain the trust of those she loves?
What would you do if you woke up one morning to find you were the only person left alive?
That’s what happens to Meg on the day after she is admitted to hospital for the birth of her child.
What follows is a fight for survival in a world where battles between good and evil constantly rage around her.
Janine Waldron arrives home unexpectedly to find a scene so shocking that it causes her to lose all reason. She embarks on a road trip across Australia, from Brisbane to Broome, indulging in uncharacteristic behaviour that becomes more degrading and dangerous the further she travels.
What a delightful book this is—and an important one. It is a poem told in seven chapters about Astro (doggie superhero from other books) waking up sad.
His friends: Digger, Alfie, Stella, Indy, Rocky and Dotty all come by to offer advice on how to beat the blues, including painting, talking to somebody about it, writing in a journal and dancing. This advice is contained in the first six chapters. The seventh chapter includes worksheets and helpful links.
Funds raised from the sale of the book go towards sending free copies to schools and libraries.
This is a great resource to offer young children who are feeling sad and who have not developed coping mechanisms. Highly recommended for parents, teachers and counsellors.