LAINEY with her family has lived and achieved much in the beautiful Australian Outback. Having learned resilience --- and with the care of close family Lainey was kept in good stead as she went through cancer, surgery and treatment throughout 1999. "I was told my time would no doubt run out and that was when I realized all the things I had meant to do, and now wouldn't."
Health obliterated has taken many years to recuperate and finishing the writing of this novella has been part of the process along my restorative journey. For me, Even the Land Cries yearned to be written and the once beautiful homestead at the property, still exudes historicity to this day and leaves an imprint on the atmosphere ….ensuring this story need be told.
for my first novel, Even the Land Cries, I have changed every geographical name around which my story is woven and I feel that in doing this I have taken away from the history base which I regret deeply. Some townspeople seem still to deny the facts that there were two teenagers' who drove bullocks across from (actually) Albany in 1868. The two lads founded the property and set to build the homestead etcetera. Gold was found on the property by the youngest lad and the mine is still there to this day. These young men were first generation Australian lads ---their parents' had come over from Ireland.
If history shames some of us and won't be owned ---surely that these young men, still teenagers who took on the rigours of establishing a property with so much to contend with, should make we Australians extremely proud.
Read the fantasy woven throughout ---but remember, in the long ago two lads made this history happen and the old homestead and a grave is still there a monument to the facts. Happy reading!