Author(s): Sue Williams
Five kids orphaned by a terrible accident ...a struggling family living in the most isolated spot on earth ...a single dad battling to cope in a house falling down around his ears ...a desperately ill woman in the middle of nowhere ...In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity come these stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia's vast untamed frontiers. No task is too great and no sacrifice too much for these everyday heroes. Cheryl flies sick patients from rural areas to emergency medical treatment in cities; Sue is often the only one between life and death for her patients in the Kimberley; Ricky trades city comforts to connect with kids through sport in remote communities while Eileen overcomes great challenges to protect remote land for generations to come. These are some of the characters who embody the spirit of the Outback. Inspiring, stirring and touching by turn, these people draw on enormous personal reserves to preserve Outback values for the future of all Australians.
Sue Williams is the author of eleven books, including Women of the Outback, Peter Ryan: the Inside Story, Mean Streets, Kind Heart: the Father Christ Riley Story, and And Then the Darkness, about the disappearance of the British backpacker Peter Falconio, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Golden Dagger Award in the UK for the international True Crime Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards in Australia.