Books


Daughter of Nomads

Daughter of Nomads

A historical fantasy set in the Mughal Empire. Book 1 of The Tales of Jahani.

Dear Pakistan

Dear Pakistan

Dear Pakistan is the first of the Beyond Borders series about Jaime Richards who has been raised in Pakistan and returns to attend high school in Australia

The Leopard Princess

The Leopard Princess

First moon of autumn, 1662: After reuniting with the nomads, Jahani is finally home. But the tyrants and war lords who pursue Jahani will not rest in their battle for power, and, before long, the nomads are attacked.

The Keeper

 The Keeper

The Keeper is an exciting adventure for 9-12 year olds. What lengths would you go to if you wanted a dad? Selected for the Adelaide Collection 2000. Second edition published by Queensland of University Press 2013

A Kiss in Every Wave

A  Kiss in Every Wave

A Kiss in Every Wave is a young adult novel. How would you react if you were 14 and your Grandma came to live in your room?

Across the Creek

Across the Creek

Across the Creek is a fantasy for 9-12 year olds set in the old Kapunda mine. Based on Cornish folklore. Winner of Holyer an Gof Children's Book Award, Cornwall, 2005.

Beyond Borders series

Dear Pakistan, The War Within, Liana's Dance (2017) and Mulga Gate (working title)comprise the exciting Beyond Borders series featuring Jaime Richards, an Australian girl who has been raised in Pakistan.

Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

Kelsey is a captivating story of adversity, adventure and love for 6-9 year-olds. Published by Queensland University Press 2014

Kerenza: A New Australian

Kerenza: A New Australian

A girl's journey from Cornwall to the wild Australian bush in 1911.

Killer Ute

Killer Ute

Killer Ute is a children's adventure novel for 9-13 year-olds. Published by Queensland of University Press 2013

Marrying Ameera

Marrying Ameera

Marrying Ameera is a 14 plus novel about a forced marriage in Pakistan. Described as unputdownable. CBCA Notable Book 2011. Also available as an ebook. Published by HarperCollins 2010

Mountain Wolf

Mountain Wolf

Mountain Wolf is a novel about child trafficking, set in Pakistan. Suitable for upper secondary students with a social justice interest. Also available as an ebook. Published by HarperCollins 2012

Mustara

Mustara

Go on a journey with Taj and Mustara in the desert near Beltana, South Australia. A picture book written for primary school children. Shortlisted NSW Premier's Awards 2007, CBCA Notable Book 2007. Published in hardback by Lothian (now an imprint of Hachette) 2006. Paperback edition to be published by Wombat Books 2015

Rosanne's Other Writing

Rosanne's Other Writing

Information on Rosanne's articles and stories

Sailmaker

Sailmaker

Sailmaker is an exciting adventure for 9-12 year olds. Joel and Mei are back. Set by the sea on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. CBCA Notable Book 2003. Second editin published by Queensland of University Press 2013

Shahana: Through My Eyes

Shahana: Through My Eyes

A novel for middle school (grades 5-8) about young people living in the conflict area of Kashmir. Published by Allen & Unwin 2013

Soraya the Storyteller

Soraya the Storyteller

Soraya the Storyteller is a 10+ novel exploring refugees and stories. Shortlisted in SA Festival Awards 2006, Shortlisted in CBCA Awards 2005, Commended in Victorian Premier's Awards 2005. Published by Lothian (now an imprint of Hachette)2004

Taj and the Great Camel Trek

Taj and the Great Camel Trek

Taj and the Great camel Trek is the exciting story of Taj's and Mustara's journey across the Australian desert with Ernest Giles (9-13 years). Winner of 2012 SA Festival Children's Book Award, CBCA Notable Book 2012. Also available as an ebook. Published by Queensland of University Press 2011

The Collector

The Collector

The Collector is a first chapter book for early readers. What if you had a cat that collected things?

The Last Virgin in Year 10

The Last Virgin in Year 10

The Last Virgin in Year 10 is a young adult novel exploring sexuality and purity. What would you do if you were Caz and the coolest guy in Year 11 wanted to take you out? Published by Lothian (now an imprint of Hachette) 2006

The Messenger Bird

The Messenger Bird

'The Messenger Bird' is a young adult novel set in rural South Australia. Also available as an ebook. Published by Queensland of University Press 2012

The Truth About Peacock Blue

The Truth About Peacock Blue

Accused of blasphemy! Captivating, shocking, yet uplifting. Inspired by a heart-wrenching true story. YA novel

The War Within

The War Within

YA novel The War Within is Book 2 of the Beyond Borders series. Jaime returns to Pakistan & Afghanistan for closure but gets more than she imagines.

The Wish Giver

The Wish Giver

The Wish giver is a delightful picture book for 4-8s about making friends. Published by Windy Hollow Books 2008

Wolfchild

Wolfchild

Wolfchild is an historical fantasy set in 1099 in the lost land of Lyonnesse near Cornwall. 10+. Shortlisted in Aurealis Awards 2004, Commended in the Open Holyer an Gof Awards, Cornwall 2004, CBCA Notable Book 2004. Published by Lothian (Imprint of Hachette)2003

Yardil

Yardil

Yardil is a picture book for primary aged children set in the Kalasha Valleys in the Himalayas, Pakistan. Younger children love Elizabeth Stanley's illustrations of snow leopards too.

Zenna Dare

Zenna Dare

Zenna Dare is a young adult novel set in Kapunda, South Australia. Imagine discovering a family secret from the past. Would you tell? Second edition published by Rhiza Press July 2014.