Queenslander Katherine Johnson combined her two loves, writing and biology, to become a science journalist. And although she’s moved into fiction, she’s not left her love of marine biology and nature behind as her latest novel, The Better Son, evokes strong imagery of the beautiful but harsh landscape of hidden caves and unforgiving terrain.
There are two things I usually avoid like the plague. Well, three if you count vegetables. The others are short stores and non-fiction… so my interest in a compilation of ‘true stories from Australia’s finest female writers’ would usually be unfathomable.
However… I was heading into hospital and figured my post anaesthetic attention span might prefer shorter outings. And that’s most definitely been the case!