BioHeidi Catherine's debut novel, The Soulweaver, won Romance Writers of Australia's Emerald Pro award and was released by Crooked Cat Books. It is followed by The Truthseeker and The Shadowmaker. <br /> <br /> Not being able to decide if she prefers living in Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, Heidi shares her time between both places. She is similarly pulled in opposing directions by her two sons and two dogs, remaining thankful she only has one husband. <br />
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The Extra Piece
The Extra Piece was a highly commended short story in The Hope Prize, a competition to raise awareness about disadvantage in the community. Judged by Cate Blanchett, Kate Grenville and Quentin Bryce, the winning stories were published as an anthology by Simon & Schuster. The Extra Piece is the story of an asylum seeker struggling to adapt to life in her new country. She is part of a mothers' group and although the other women are kind to her, she never quite feels like one of them. The story centres around the moment she realises that in order for others to reach out to her, first she needs to open her own arms wide.
To touch the moon, you have to catch a falling star. When Charlie meets Essie as a young child in outback Australia, he’s drawn to her in a way he doesn’t understand. She’s so different to him, yet somehow they’re exactly the same. As they kick up the red sand of the desert by day and sit on the porch with their eyes glued to the stars by night, they learn that they’re capable of so much more than they imagined. Never forgetting the time they spent together, when they meet again as adults they discover the impact they had on each other’s lives. But when Essie’s star threatens to fall, Charlie refuses to believe that he may not be able to catch her this time. This is a story of an unlikely friendship with bonds that last not just for a lifetime, but far beyond.
Arianna's Wish is a story about a moonstone that's been handed down by the women in Arianna's family for generations. The stone has special powers and when placed under your pillow on the night of a full moon, it will draw your one true love into your life. As we follow Arianna on her quest to find love, we learn of her beloved Gran and how the stone led her love to her door. But Arianna's path is not so simple. Has she broken the magic? Will she be the first woman in her family who fails to find her moonstone love?