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Find out what Dell’s been up to…

Update from Lockdown

News Feed from Lockdown Two exciting developments. Firstly an excerpt from the play adapted from my book ‘Winfale Park’ has been selected to be performed in September by the Stanwell Park Arts Theatre. Secondly I have just finished the second draft of my latest historical novel, ‘Darwin’. This follows the Dalton family from their arrival…
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Short Story: The Driver

Short-listed at the 2019 HNSA Awards The drier weather of September, 1917 had been to the Allies’ advantage. Using low ridges they’d been able to move their front line forward, building roads and light rail close by, enabling artillery and ammunition to be moved more easily. However the Germans had not made it easy. Determined…
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New Book Release – Stina

I am just about to launch my latest novel, Stina. This is the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who arrives into Brisbane with her father, four younger brothers and step-mother in 1872 to begin a new life after leaving their native Sweden. What Stina finds is a lifetime filled with hardships and loss with occasional…
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Winfale Park Book Launch

Hi Everyone!You are invited to join me in the launch of my latest novel “Winfale Park” Thursday 10 December 2015 @ 11am – Warilla Library. Please come and join me if you’re in the area. If not make sure you keep checking my website for more dates!
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My Next Book…

My next book, Winfale Park, should be published later this year. Set in a caravan park in the Illawarra in New South Wales, it tells the story of a family’s struggle to deal with all that life can throw at them, including a young girl’s fight with leukaemia. I am currently working on another historical…
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Cry to the Wind Book Launch

Hi Everyone! I’ll be launching my new book, Cry to the Wind very soon… Thursday 9 April @ 11am – Cry to the Wind – Warilla Library This is in the school holidays so please come and join me if you’re in the area. If not make sure you keep checking my website for more…
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Coming Book Launches

Hi Everyone! I’ll be launching my new book, History’s a Mystery Once More over the next few months, here are the dates I have so far… Thursday 21st November @ 11am – A Voice to Be Heard – Warilla Library Thursday 21st November @ 3.30pm – History’s a Mystery Once More – Flinders Public School…
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Dell is off to Darwin… Again!

We have had enough of these cold winter nights, so we are heading off to Darwin again very soon. John will spend his time fishing for those yummy barramundi and playing golf. I will be mostly writing my new book called Shout to the Wind. However, I will also be visiting schools to promote my…
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Dell visits Ryan College, Townsville

AUTHOR’S VISIT – Last week the Year 4 students also enjoyed a visit from author Dell Brand. Dell’s written two children’s books ‘History’s a Mystery’ and ‘History’s a Mystery Again’ both of which have a history focus. The students thoroughly enjoyed her visit and being taken back in time. Pictured with Dell are Kye, Lucia,…
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Books by Dell that you may like…

A Brummy's Backyard
As the lumbering jet swoops low over the grey, legoland housing rows that surround Heathrow Airport, the story of the author’s year of living in England begins. Recipients of a teaching exchange, Australians Dell and John are bound for schools in the West Midlands, and find that things are quite different in Brummyland.
The story of two young women determined to live outside the confines of the Victorian Age and who have a lasting impact on the fledgling town of Melbourne.
An epic story of life and death amid the turbulent years of the Victorian gold rush, narrated by the three main characters, Adam, Joey and Tom.
Penny Taylor, from London’s East End, finds herself part of the struggling Hapless family, living in a caravan park in the Illawarra on the south coast of New South Wales. She is kept busy with three young children, two of whom belong to Dudley Hapless, her present partner and a professional basketball player with the Hawks.
The Weif is a sweeping story of servitude and the struggle for freedom, of the law and its cruel inequities, of the privations and harshness of a rugged new land and of a brother and sister’s fragile home on life during the tumultuous early years of settlement in Australia.
Kit Markham’s world turns upside down when Jack, the boy she always believed she would marry, turns out to be her half-brother. At sixteen, feisty and headstrong, she leaves her home in Melbourne and flees to England. The year is 1855.
Stina caught the excitement spreading like wildfire amongst the passengers. The Friedeburg had anchored in Moreton Bay and the long and uneventful voyage was finally over.
A group of mates from the Sydney suburb of Botany answer the call from king and country and go away to fight in the first world war. Far from the adventure they imagined, the five years of the conflict bring challenge, fear and loss but also lighter moments and some unexpected romance.