Fay Anderson


I was born and educated in rural Victoria and lived most of my working life in and around Melbourne with my husband, John. We have now retired and live near Bairnsdale in eastern Victoria.
Following a lifetime of avid reading, I came to writing by accident – literally – as a painful back injury precluded many other activities. Writing, like many other crafts, requires a great deal of practice but finding creative exercises tiresome without the relief of a long term project, I envisaged an Australian saga, telling the social history of Victoria through the interlinking stories of three families over three generations. Nine years and many many hours later, I have built two mini tug boats, finished my historical trilogy and am currently researching for another novel.

Where to find Fay Anderson online


The Family Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in Gippsland between 1850 and 1950, The Family Closet continues the story of the Allertons, Kendalls and MacDonalds; three interrelated families whose history reflects that of the region. Then in 1950, while researching his family history, Robert Allerton unearths some long-held family secrets and discovers some embarrassments much closer to home.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Tendarrum. A vast pastoral empire in south-eastern Australia that James Allerton claims and struggles to hold despite fire, flood, drought, economic recession and the traditional, indigenous owners. Tendarrum is the story of an intrepid pioneer at odds with the rapid social and political changes occurring in Victoria after the Gold Rush and a family divided by lust, greed and jealousy.
A Gilded Mile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,670. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A Gilded Mile is a novel about the merchants, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who created Melbourne’s Golden Mile. The Rose-Levin family were among thousands of immigrants to arrive in Melbourne in 1849 intent on making their fortunes. Like immigrants throughout the ages, they work hard and live frugally in the hope of making better lives for themselves and their families.

Fay Anderson's tag cloud