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R.W.R. McDonald is a Kiwi living in Melbourne with his two daughters and an extended rainbow family including HarryCat and Stevie Nicks the chicken.

Rob attended Faber Academy's Writing a Novel Stage 1 and Stage 2 and an excerpt of The Nancys was published in the Faber Writing Academy 'Writing a Novel' Anthology, Allen & Unwin (2016).

Rob realised while studying journalism that writing fiction, rather than reporting facts, was his true bent. The Nancys was Highly Commended for an Unpublished Manuscript in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

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"After ten years with the ideas for his novel The Nancys in his head, it took our Faber Writing Academy courses to finally bring Rob McDonald’s story to the page, and here he discusses how the Writing a Novel course, his tutors and fellow students helped him on the path to publication."

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