A Ring Through Time won the 2013 Society of Women Writers biennial book award in the Junior Fiction/YA category. It was also runner-up in the Davitt Awards, presented by Sisters in Crime, Melbourne. Published by Harper Collins Australia, March 2013
Since moving to Norfolk Island with her family, Allie Bennett has been feeling increasingly alone and isolated. Just as an attraction between Allie and her classmate, Noah O’Brien, starts to brighten her spirits, Noah discovers that she is descended from John Bennett, the brutal commandant who oversaw the penal colony 150 years ago and made the lives of the convicts, including Noah’s ancestor, a living hell. This threatens her relationship with Noah, so when Allie discovers a hidden diary and learns of the injustice of the past she vows to put things right. But digging up the past will damage reputations and could even end her relationship with Noah. Can a token of love – a ring made from hair – solve the mystery of what really happened so long ago, and finally lay the past to rest?