A visit to Hazard River

Noosa North Shore
A bush track on the Noosa North Shore

It’s hard not to be inspired by this place – a little corner of bushland between the Noosa River and the North Shore beach. There are no chic shops or must-do restaurants on this side of the river. It’s all about dirt tracks, deserted beaches, boats, bikes and  unexpected encounters – kangaroos boxing on the neighbour’s lawn, trees growing out of abandoned trucks and snakes turning up in odd places. One joined me on my deck chair while I was engrossed in a novel. I’ve never got out of a chair so fast before! Hazard River series by JE Fison

The North Shore was the setting for my first series for young readers – Hazard River (Ford Street Publishing, 2010). It also found its way into my most recent book for tweens – the Choose Your Own Ever After story – How To Get To Rio (HGE, 2014).

Now, those tea tree swamps are getting into my head again. And who knows where they’ll take me.

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Julie (J.E.) Fison writes for children, teens and adults. Her first fiction series - 'Hazard River' - is fast paced and fun with an environmental twist. The stories were inspired by a family holiday on the Noosa River. Noosa is also the setting for Julie's first story for teenagers - Tall, Dark and Distant. Her other books for young adults are Lust and Found and Counterfeit Love. She also has two books in the new Choose Your Own Ever After series that lets the reader decide how the story goes. Julie blogs on writing, travel and life as a mother of boys.

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