“I lived for two-and-a-half years on Stradbroke Island and the stories were inspired by the incredible spirituality and sense of place I experienced there,” Marianne said.
“Being a speculative fiction writer, I translated that into exotic fantasy stories.
“One story in particular, The Butterfly Game, was written as a direct result of having walked through a swirling cloud of butterflies at Point Lookout one day.
“The final story, Mama Ailon, was set at Myora Springs, and Glimmer-by-Dark centred along Main Beach and Black Swamp.”
Glitter Rose is a short but captivating book that effortlessly carries readers along like the best poetry on a strange lyrical journey.’ John Clarke, Bayside Bulletin