Jocelyn Price


I am Jocelyn, a 76 year old grandmother who lives in outback Queensland. All my life I have lived outside my comfort zone in order to find out all about life and its meaning. Sometimes I have succeeded and sometimes I have not, but every time I have failed in what I have done, I know that I have learned from my mistakes and this has made me a better and more compassionate person. I used to live by the rules, “would have,” “should have” or “could have”, but I’ve given that away and I now dive into Life headfirst! (And I’m loving every minute of it!)
I have had many occupations including court typist, Legal Secretary, Disability Carer, English Teacher, cleaner and dishwasher. I have tried many things in my life such as learning Languages. I started learning Languages because my ex-husband told me and everybody else that I was thick as two planks and unable to learn anything! So I set out to prove him wrong! And it worked! And somewhere along the line I developed this great love of learning and I’m still doing it!
The other day just for fun I thought about all the things I had started in my life. I want to complete them but imagine my horror when I added it all up and it came to 792 years!!! (How many lifetimes is that?) It scares the shit out of me!
So here is my list ..
Finish my degree in Modern Languages(French, German, Italian)
Finish my study in music – piano, viola, keyboards, Irish Flute
Be a full time animal carer. (I would give up everything for this)
Teach English to persons of other cultures. (I loved my time in Shanghai)
Read all my favourite books over and over again.
Do a lot of charity work particularly getting different cultures to mix.
Get my black belt in Akido.
Work on my spiritual side as I would really love to talk to angels, animals and fairies.
Write and publish my book (last one) on religions.
Take part in more protest marches for things like women’s rights, animals and the environment. But I don’t really want to be arrested any more. It’s been 7 times already and I guess that’s enough.
Keep watching “Bold and the Beautiful” until it ends (and I hope it never ends!)
Learn to be spiritual instead of a scatterbrain.
I really would like to do a course on the real aboriginal culture.
And of course wear “hippie” clothes for the rest of my life.

After a lifetime of experiences in various parts of Australia, New Guinea, Afghanistan, Russia, Germany, Pacific Islands, and China, Jocelyn Price now lives in a small town in the outback of Australia.
At 75 years of age she was determined to try her hand at writing, but first she had to learn to use a computer – a challenge that ranked right up there with another challenge she had met previously -- coping with a sandstorm in Egypt!
Jocelyn writes across varied genres - stories for children, romantic stories set in outback Australia, and non fiction dealing with mental health issues.
Jocelyn's books are available in print from or by emailing her at

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Crossing Borders - Australian Outback Romance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Rashida halted momentarily before descending the steps of the aeroplane. “Another border to cross, Inshallah this is the final one”, she thought, unaware that there were more borders to cross - culture, language and most importantly that of a heart walled within the emotional toughness of a man of the Australian Outback.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,310. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"Embark" is a game little mare who becomes a champion bush racehorse and saves her owner from bankruptcy in the big drought. However her owner is not at all grateful and when Embark ages he treats her badly. This is the story of how a penniless bush battler saves the courageous horse and she repays him with loyalty and a great win.
Twins Sail Into Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Twins, Nia and Ngaire along with their dog “Lik-lik” sail from their New Guinea home to explore an island and the reefs around it. Little do they know that they will be sailing straight into a host of dangers, shipwreck, komodo dragons, giant squid, and most deadly of all, criminals with guns who are determined to keep their secret at all cost. An exciting read for children age 8 to 13.
Top End Romance
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » General
When Sam's grandfather sends her to the Top End country of Australia to survey the suitability of a tourist safari business, she little expects to meet hostility from the local ranger assigned to show her around. An injured black cockatoo bridges the gap between the pair and romance grows.
Lost Boy - Bipolar Dreaming
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,890. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
My son Cameron committed suicide five years ago. He suffered from bi-polar disorder. The book is about his life, dreams, good times, not so good times. It is also a book about me - how I learned about bipolar disorder. It is my journey too. It is about the mistakes I made in dealing with Cameron then realisation and finally understanding. Above all the most important thing I learned was to listen.

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