With Winter Comes Darkness

Fiction · HarperCollins · May 2024

A terrible accident burns down a family's life on the same day a murder is committed. From the ashes of these acts comes revelation, darkness, and the truth. Psychological suspense and profound family drama meet in this heartrending and original Australian novel.


The Secret World of Connie Starr

Fiction · HarperCollins · Jun 2022

The Secret World of Connie Starr reached #1 in historical dramas on Amazon. This book is a rambling tale of four interwined families as they face the threat of oncoming war, the polio epedmic, shoes and the invasion into their small town of 3,000 over paid, over sexed Americans. There are all the things you find in a good book, death, betrayal, adultery, love, joy and finally hope.

"Unflinching, compassionate, tender – The Secret World of Connie Starr is a novel that shimmers with light."

Linda Funnell
Founder, Newtown Review of Books

"Connie Starr will set the literary firmament alight"

Karen Brooks
Author of The Good Wife of Bath

The Art of Preserving Love

Fiction · HarperCollins · Writing as Ada Langton · Jan 2018

The Art of Preserving Love is no typical romance. From a small country town to the tragic backdrop of the first World War, this is a story of many types of love; love that surmounts all odds.

"Whimsical, intelligent and blossoming everywhere with all kinds of emotional honesty, The Art of Preserving Love is by far the loveliest and most inventive contribution to Australian-flavoured romantic fiction this reader has read in quite some time."

Kim Kelly
The Newtown Review of Books

After Before Time

Fiction · HarperCollins · Mar 2016

These interwoven stories from a remote indigenous community follow its people and community over several generations. Robbi has been given permission both by the individuals who influenced each fictional story and by the Elders concerned to create and tell these stories.

"Robbi Neal has captured a truthful, no holes barred and deeply sensitive range of indigenous Australian experience"

Suzanne Marks
The Newtown Review of Books

Sunday Best

Non-Fiction · HarperCollins · Aug 2004

Winner of the Varuna HarperCollins Award

Faced with the devastating possibility of an early death, Robbi Neal decided to write this memoir for her children. With unflinching honesty and vulnerability she details her life and includes her strict religious upbringing, memories of her eccentric gran and her abusive father, her refusal to accept her god given place, running off with a heroin addict.

"One of the books of the year – I devoured it in two days"

Australian Women's Weekly