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Louise, a Logie-winning television personality, has worked with famous artists, authors and film stars. She is married to internationally renowned author Stephen Dando-Collins. They travel extensively for research and live in Tasmania's Tamar Valley wine region. Louise is currently at work on various other major projects based on her colorful life.

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Female
Tasmania
Authors Book Genres
Action/Adventure, Biography/Memoir, Children's Fiction, Thriller
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Author's Books
Book Title
Biography/Memoir

Lillian Lightwood has been a victim all her life. She has survived a Dickensian childhood in Scotland, where she was treated as a slave by her grandmother, an abusive marriage in Australia, the loss of her children in a bitter divorce, and a disfiguring car accident. She fights back with the help of one of Sydney's leading psychiatrists, and a skilled plastic surgeon. Now Lilly seems to have it all - an exciting relationship with the plastic surgeon, a fabulous job with one of Sydney's top art galleries. But manic gallery owner Eva Goldberg, an accusation of art theft, an ultimatum from the surgeon, and Lilly's determination to win back her children will see her show a side of her few have ever seen - the steely, assertive, successful woman, to wants to win against the odds.

A modern day 'Angela's Ashes.' This is a brave, honest account from a woman who has survived so much more than most anyone will. She is thriving, and holds no bitterness for her painful past. Women of all ages will benefit from 'THE OTHER SIDE OF LILLY.' An exciting, yet tortured journey, with unashamedly no holding back; yet uplifting, and will not be forgotten by those who dare. A gripping, fulfilling tale that you will wish to share. Highly recommended, and enjoyed by all those who have read this 'un-put-down-able' book.

Book Title
Action/Adventure

Kato is a highly educated chimpanzee and the star of the Darwin Research Institute's sign language program in California. He knows 3,000 signs and talks to his beloved handler Mary Larney using a synthesizer. She is devastated to learn he will be returned to Africa following a 'Free Kato' campaign. She, media, and a team of scientists go to Tanzania to see how he integrates with a colony of wild chimpanzees. It is his task to overthrow Zeus, the existing leader. Now he must find his beloved Mary, so he leads his new family on a quest that will become a rampage when they come across a Baptist Mission, and a circus as they hunt for food. The police and army join forces to find these renegades. Will Kato outsmart the Tanzanian army?

Wayne Groom - film-maker extraordinaire said that he fell in love with Kato when he read this book. It was a 'can't put it down' book, and would make a great film - a Classic for all ages - for all time.

Book Title
Children's Fiction

Duncan Campbell leaves Australia to buy the ancient Castle Airde in the Scottish Highlands, which at one time protected the legendary William Wallace. A mysterious collie dog appears that leaves no footprints in the snow. Youngest child Dottie says she sees a 'Big Man' in the chapel. Lachlan MacGregor, a local carpenter helps the children with money-making schemes. They meet the quirky locals, the quaint Ghillie, and the hiccupping Mrs MacGivacuddle, along with nasty Major Fordyce, the meddling Mrs Meddle and their wicked accomplices, Boris, Thumper, and Dingbat. There could be a ghost! There could be a monster! There certainly is a kidnapping - with the hostages thrown into a cold, dark dungeon on Christmas Eve! Will the very nasty Major Fordyce win the day? Or will Scottie the wonder dog help the Campbells live happily ever after?

The local school used this novel to introduce the children to literature in a new scheme. It was hailed a ten-out-of- ten, and love by children and teachers alike. It really is a heart-warmer, and would make a great film.

Author's Books
Book Title
Thriller

A notoriously famous, but jaded female novelist, seeking inspiration for a new novel that will reclaim her reputation, invites an attractive, young female first-time novelist, to stay at her home 'Huffam Mill' in Hartford Connecticut.
The result is a death, a hit novel, and an unexpected twist......

"I can't put it down, and can't wait to finish it," said film producer Terese Ticehurst who is currently in Hollywood pitching it to film executives. "It would make a great film, and I didn't see the twist in the tail coming."

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