Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life.
After growing up in the small town of Orroroo in South Australia,
she became a jillaroo before spending twenty years farming 8000
acres, east of Esperance, WA.
Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia. She is the best-selling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads, Silver Clouds and Crimson Dawn, Emerald Springs, Indigo Storm, Sapphire Falls, The Missing Pieces of Us and Suddenly One Summer, as well as the ebook exclusives If You Were Here and A Farmer's Choice. Fool's Gold, her most recent bestselling novel, begins the story of the popular Detective Dave Burrows.
Fleur currently lives in Esperance with her two children, an energetic kelpie and a Jack Russell terrier.
"'Fleur McDonald has a wonderful way with telling rural stories in
a special way . . . A great summer read." --Samstillreading on
Suddenly One Summer
"A rural novel of courage, family and survival . . . McDonald weaves the varying threads together strongly." --Aussie Reviews
"A telling and loving story of friendship, crisis, family and the eternal bond that lies between mothers and their children, regardless of the circumstance. Beautifully written, Fleur McDonald has shown a depth of understanding about a very topical issue bringing a very emotional component of modern history, often kept locked away within families, into the light." --Bluewolf Reviews on The Missing Pieces of Us
"Drawing on her own experiences with rural Australia, Fleur has used these skills to weave a moving tale." --Highlife Magazine
"Fleur's descriptions are rich and come with an authenticity that can only come from someone who knows her environment well." --Aussietopia, on Red Dust