Author(s): Sandie Docker
Welcome to the Kookaburra Creek Caf . For Hattie, the caf has been her refuge for the last fifty years - her second chance at a happy ending after her dreams of being a star were shattered. But will the ghosts of her past succeed in destroying everything she's worked so hard to build? For Alice, the caf is her livelihood. After Hattie took her in as a teenager, Alice has slowly forged a quiet life as the caf 's manager (and chief cupcake baker). But with so many tragedies behind her, is it too late for Alice's story to have a happy ending? For Becca, a teenager in trouble, the caf could be the new start she yearns for. That is, if she can be persuaded to stop running from her secrets. Can Becca find a way to believe in the kindness of strangers, and accept that this small town could be the place where she finally belongs? One small town. Three lost women. And a lifetime of secrets.
Sandie Docker grew up in Coff's Harbour, and first fell in love with reading when her father introduced her to fantasy books as a teenager. Her love of fiction began when she first read Jane Austen for the HSC, but it wasn't until she was taking a translation course at university that her Mandarin lecturer suggested she might have a knack for writing - a seed of an idea that sat quietly in the back of her mind while she lived overseas and travelled the world. Sandie first decided to put pen to paper (yes, she writes everything the old fashioned way before hitting a keyboard) when living in London. Now back in Sydney with her husband and daughter, she writes every day. The Kookaburra Creek CafU is her first book.