The Secret World of Connie Starr

Fiction · HarperCollins
In bookshops, iBooks and Kindle June 2022

Connie Starr was always a difficult child. Her mother Flora can’t understand her. Her brothers and sister call her a liar and her father can see himself in her. But Connie sees things the others can’t see and what she sees will save her or kill her.

‘Unflinching, compassionate, tender – The Secret World of Connie Starr is a novel that shimmers with light.’ Linda Funnell – Founder, Newtown Review of Books 

The Art of Preserving Love

Fiction · HarperCollins · Writing as Ada Langton

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.

 The Art Of Preserving Love is by far the most inventive contribution this reader has read in quite some time – Kim Kelly, Author, Wild Chicory

After Before Time

Fiction · HarperCollins

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.

Robbi Neal has captured a truthful, no holes barred and deeply sensitive range of Australian Indigenous experience. – Suzanne Marks, Sydney University Chancellors Committee, Board Member Jessie Street National Women’s Library.

Sunday Best

Non-Fiction · HarperCollins
Winner of the Varuna HarperCollins Award

Faced with the possibility of an early death, Robbi Neal decided to write this memoir for her children. 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 – The Australian Women’s Weekly