More good news this week. Thanks to some wonderful Aussie readers, The Secret Years has been nominated for an Australian Romance Readers award. I'm thrilled and honoured to get this nod.
Also in the past week, my husband and I have been going through boxes of "stuff' and in much the same way that my characters might stumble upon things, we've found a lot of interesting memorabilia, including this "occupation currency" used by the Japanese in the Pacific Islands during the war.
There were also slim volumes about the ordeals of fighting in the islands and the New Guinea jungles (which would have been very useful for research while I was writing The Secret Years) These two pics leapt out at me. These men could so very easily have been Harry Kemp, or one of our very own uncles.