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Megan has her bluff down pat. On the outside, she is cool and on top of everything, but inside, she’s falling apart. She hates herself for lying, for sleeping with Derrick, and she wants to be better—whatever that means. But old habits are hard to break.

At 13 I was deeply moved by the stories of refugees; what they had endured before arriving in Australia and restarting their lives. Australian politicians was talking about refugees as numbers, and it angered me. They were people, with stories of hardship we couldn’t begin to imagine.

That was the inspiration for my first book, A Rough Road, which I wrote that year at 13. It teaches about the strength of the human spirit.

Suitable for readers 13+.

A teenage girl from a third-world village finds her peaceful life turned to chaos by political turmoil. She confronts her fear and survives difficult circumstances to rebuild her life with hope and courage. This novel was written by a thirteen-year old school girl from South Africa, now living in Australia.

“I was fortunate enough to meet Catherine at the NAB Village. Since that first meeting, she has helped me formulate the ideas that have been in my head for years into a structure that allowed me to start writing my book. Not only is she a lovely person, she truly does inspire you to push on with the writing. I highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking to write that book – whether you are just starting out or needing some further inspiration to finish.”
Linda Wong