Friday, 10 August 2007

Aussie, aussie, aussie ~ oi, oi, oi!!!!

For those of you who are wondering what on earth the title is about, that is a famous Aussie cheer we use at the cricket and any other event when we want to support an Australian athlete. I am using it here to support an Aussie girl, Lisa McKay who has made good ~ in her career as a forensic psychologist and now, in publishing with her debut novel, My Hands Came Away Red, set to release in September, 2007 from Moody.

Lisa McKay

Lisa trained as a forensic psychologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and also holds a masters degree in international peace studies from Notre Dame.

Lisa is the director of Training and Education Services for the Headington Institute in Los Angeles, providing psychological and spiritual support to humanitarian relief and development workers around the world. She has authored numerous articles and continuing education modules for mental health professionals on understanding, assessing, and treating acute stress, and writes a monthly series of stress management tips for humanitarian workers, “Peace by Piece.”

My Hands Came Away Red

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer sfter her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home. Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on the nearby island of Ambon. Within days, the church building the team had constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor’s teenage son to guide them to safety. Ultimately, Cori’s emotional quest to rediscover hope proves just as arduous as the physical journey home.

Lisa received this glowing comment from Publishers Weekly, "This is one of Christian fiction's best novels of the year."

Look for my review in September.

For all you Aussies wanting to support Lisa, you can order your copy from Koorong by clicking here!


Dawn Burns said...

This looks like a great one -- looking forward to it.

angela said...

oooo, this sounds very exciting, my heart began beating faster just reading the blurb! Can't wait to read the book.

Anonymous said...

wow, an aussie author! heaps cool! this book sounds really worth reading!

ausjenny said...

will look out for it thanks

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