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Meredith Jaffe

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Meredith Jaffé is the author of three novels for adults--The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison (2021), The Making of Christina (2017) and The Fence (2016.) Horse Warrior, the first in a children’s series, was published in 2019. She also contributed a short story, Emergency Undies, to the 2019 Funny Bones anthology, which raises funds for the charity War Child.

She is the Festival Director of StoryFest, held on the NSW South Coast, and regularly facilitates at other writers’ festivals, literary lunches and author events. In a previous life, she wrote the weekly literary column for the online women’s magazine The Hoopla. Her reviews, author interviews, feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Hoopla, Australian Author, the Gua
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Meredith Jaffe I don't actually get writers block in the sense that I seize up and can't write. I do have days when the words plod onto the page one agonizing keystr…moreI don't actually get writers block in the sense that I seize up and can't write. I do have days when the words plod onto the page one agonizing keystroke at a time. But I find that if I push through this, suddenly inspiration strikes and the words fly from my fingertips. I also aim to write the first draft very quickly--over a number of weeks, rather than months--so I don't have time to over think the story.(less)
Meredith Jaffe Hi Li'l Owl, unfortunately The Fence is not available in the US yet. However, if you don't mind reading an Ebook, you can buy it from my publisher her…moreHi Li'l Owl, unfortunately The Fence is not available in the US yet. However, if you don't mind reading an Ebook, you can buy it from my publisher here: http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/978174...
Or, you can buy the print version from Dymocks here:
https://www.dymocks.com.au/search-res...
Alternatively, the audio book is due for release very soon and that is definitely going to be available in the States.
Happy reading! Mxx(less)
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The Fence

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The Making of Christina

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