Ilsa Evans

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Ilsa Evans is an Australian author. She has written across several genres from light fiction (such as the books that make up the 'laundry series') to more gritty social realism. Two of her books, Broken and Sticks and Stones stem from the findings of a PhD on the long-term effects of family violence that Ilsa completed in 2005. Ilsa teaches creative writing and carries out public speaking when she is not writing. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne with her children, assorted pets and several uninvited possums.

And that's all, folks...

I can't believe that it's been over two months since I last posted on this blog - but then I also can't believe that we're halfway through the year already (July? Seriously? This is getting ridiculous)! And the driving force behind this perpetual state of partial belief is the reason I have decided, somewhat reluctantly, that this will be my last posting. The problem is, you see, that I seem to ha Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 01, 2011 14:13
Average rating: 3.85 · 1,078 ratings · 190 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nefarious Doings (Nell Forr...

3.76 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Broken

4.08 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Sticks and Stones

4.22 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Flying The Coop: A Free Ran...

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The Family Tree

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Odd Socks

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Spin cycle

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Each Way Bet

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Drip Dry

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