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Janet Gover

Janet Gover

I grew up surrounded by books. Both my parents loved to read and they shared that love with me. In the tiny Australian bush town where we lived, there wasn’t a lot to do except read and ride my ponies.

After some fun-filled years at Queensland University (during which I passed the occasional exam), I became a television journalist, first in Australia, then in Asia and Europe. I got to see and do a lot of unusual things. I met some interesting people, including one Pope, at least three Prime Ministers, a few movie stars and a dolphin.

I also discovered that most interesting people are often the ‘ordinary’ people – who sometimes have quite extraordinary stories to tell.

My first published fiction, a short story called The Last Dragon, appeared in 2002. I love writing short stories and you can check some of them out for free here.

My first published novel, The Farmer Needs A Wife was released in 2009. Since then I’ve written another eight books set in the Australian outback.

My Coorah Creek series has won or been shortlisted for awards in the UK, USA and Australia – which just goes to show we really do write for an international audience.

Check out my website for more about me and my books. You can follow me on twitter @janet_gover or find me on

What people say about Janet’s books:

“Janet Gover never fails to deliver with her heart-wrenching and beautifully delivered tales”  Amazon 5* review

“Janet conveys the vastness and emptiness of the outback beautifully. She contrasts light and dark so well – both in time and in people.”

“This is one of the best books I’ve read this year! Well-written, immaculately researched and with all the right ingredients for an emotional roller-coaster of a ride.”

“Written with passion and with an air of authority in terms of the location, this is a story to be savoured”

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