Fiona Palmer, author of Heart of Gold, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Fiona Palmer

author of The Family Farm and now
Heart of Gold

Ten Terrifying Questions


1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I was born and raised in Pingaring in Western Australia, 350km south east from Perth. Back then we had a primary school, I had two other kids in my year, but it closed in 1998. In year eight, I went off to boarding school in Narrogin, which was not far from the speedway track where I started racing at 16. I left school after year eleven…I had no academic ambitions and was better at physical work. I went off to College in Perth for a six months secretarial course. The one job I swore I’d never do as I’d be stuck inside…but now I’m so thankful I did as I learnt to touch type quite fast. This lead to a job at Continue reading


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