Photos I used as inspiration in writing the historical narrative in Castle of Dreams.
Robert Shine and Vivien Blake Vivien typing a letter
Paronella Park aka Castillo de Suenos
Jacaranda trees in Brisbane
I was wondering how I could weave the Pacific War through my story when I discovered by a serindipitious happening that Australian and American Service personnel visited the castle for rest and recreation during the war years. They came out to the Saturday night dances, went canoeing on the lake with their Cairns and Innisfail girlfriends.
Castle of Dreams will be published in Norwegian in April 2017 and re-printed in Australia in June 2017. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it!