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Non-Fiction

Ellen Thomson: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

(Halstead)

Ellen Thomson was the only woman executed under Queensland law and she’s the subject of a new book by award-winning author Vashti Farrer that not only describes the circumstances of her execution but casts a shadow on whether in fact she was truly guilty.

Available - Contact Me

References in the Media

"The Only Woman" Article - 2013

(Ellen Thomson)

This article, based on Ellen Thomson, won the inaugural New England Thunderbolt Award for Crime Writing (2013)

Non-fiction judge Xanthe Mallett's comment on this winning non-fiction piece:

 
'A truly winning piece, discussing some key themes in criminology, The Only Woman was well written and interesting, and would very much engage a broad audience.'

Vashti Farrer talk on Ellen Thomson

at Boggo Road Gaol

"It was a really great talk and a wonderful experience..." - A.F.

 

"Wonderful talk Vashti. Looking forward to reading your book." S.H.

Short Stories

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Historical Writing: Facts and Trivia

Shot at Dawn . . . In the Public Interest – Australian Financial Review

One plain, one purl, two sugars – Southerly

Had as Leif Control – backstoryjournal.com     Issue 2

Mr Brown Goes Out – backstoryjournal.com     Issue 6

All Round The Room – The Outback

Behind the Barricades – joint winner Canberra Times National Short Story Competition

Rules and Regulations – Winner of Botany Bay Bi-Centennial Short Story Award

The Cry of an Owl – winner Alexandra Hasluck Award

The Making of Meredith – winner Eastern Regional Libraries SS Prize

Special Wording – Winner Society of Women Writers NSW Inc SS Prize

Letter in a Strange Hand – runner up in Society of Women Writers NSW Inc SS Prize

Love Bytes – Australian Book Review / Microstories

The People On The Bus Go Up and Down – Glass Walls: Stories of Tolerance and Intolerance

 

Australia is Also at War – backstoryjournal.com.  Issue 9

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Sydney, Australia