On Sydney's North Shore, not everyone is perfect. Otherwise these stories wouldn't exist.
If you think the affluent North Shore appears homogenous and bland, look a little harder and you’ll find different voices that have something to say. These are stories from lives you don't get to see often, from authors as varied as the suburbs themselves.
Pieces of North Shore features seven local writers with diverse backgrounds. Some have migrated from other countries and some from other parts of Australia - or from within Sydney itself. These voices reflect the diversity we boast of as Australians. They tell stories of trying to fit in and struggles encountered. Some stories are just fun. These writers aren’t afraid to show themselves.
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About the Author
Now, fortified with a Master's degree derived from both hemispheres of the brain - Science and Arts - she writes short pieces about life's events, emotions and complexities. Suzanne meets like-minded writers at two writers groups: Write.Publish.Grow based at Stanton Library in North Sydney and Nonfiction Writing Group at the NSW Writers' Centre in Lilyfield.
Annie Mirza has called Sydney home for the past ten years.She writes fiction focusing mostlyon romance, supernatural fantasy and suspense. Nature and good music makes her happy and human behaviour intrigues her. She is a loud feminist who doesTaekwondo for extra girl power. She's currently working on a romance novel reflecting on the life of girls growing up in Pakistan.
Maria Atwell is an editor and writer from Melbourne. She's finishing a Professional Writing and Editing degree at RMIT and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She's in the beginning stages of writing her first novel and loves the short form. She has had a colourful and varied career-including a stint as a reception photographer early on that didn't end well-and looks forward to the next phase.
Table of Contents
The House that Wanted to be a Home 1
Humble Beginnings 25
Don’t Call Me Shirley 33
The Bridge Less Travelled 49
And That’s How I Got a Dog 59
Love, Live, a Letter 87
A Dinner in Lane Cove 89
The Snake in the Garden of Purity Media 92
Tsugahuru Talk to Me 100
Are you Coachable? 107
Mary Magdalene 112
These Aren’t Conversations I Have 118
Editor’s Note 127