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Publication Order of Lily Barton Books

Tears Of The Moon (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kimberley Sun (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Queenie and TR Books

Follow the Morning Star (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Dreaming (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last Rose of Summer (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Mile Home (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Singing Stops (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Songmaster (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scatter the Stars (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bay (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barra Creek (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reef (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsoon (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Islands (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Country (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plantation (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Land (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Opal Desert (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Sea (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road Back (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rain Music (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distant Journey (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Coast (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arcadia (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Paradise (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before the Storm (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Summer of Love(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Di Morrissey is absolutely one of the excellent authors the world has to offer these days. In fact, she was included in the list of most successful authors in the beautiful and progressive country of Australia.

Di Morrissey was born in Wingham, New South Wales on March 18, 1948. However, a few years right after she was born, her parents moved to Australia where she was raised in the northern part of Sydney, particularly in Pittwater.

She actually grew up without a father. She only has a stepfather, but he unfortunately died while she was still at the very young age. Good thing her mother has a male friend, who happened to be a famous Australian actor named Chips Rafferty, and he was the one who helped them financially.

He even helped her mother lent a job in the television and filming industry in Australia. With that being said, Kay Roberts, who happened to be Morrissey’s mother, got the chance to work in Film Australia, Australian Film Commission, and Artransa Studios.

Growing up without a father figure at her side is certainly not an easy thing to Morrissey.

Even so, this does not stop her from living her life to the fullest. As a matter of fact, at a very young age of 17, she already worked as a cadet writer in one of the famous and reputable magazines in Australia, which is The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Well, there is no question about that since Morrissey dreamed to become a writer and novelist ever since the world began. After leaving the office aisle of this magazine, she never stopped chasing her writing dream. For a number of years, she worked with so much passion in London’s Fleet Street. It was where she worked as a journalist, and earned a living. This was where she got her funds in order to afford the very cost of her living and for her mother as well.

While working, she met the man of his dreams. He was none other than Peter Morrissey, an American diplomat. She and Peter decided to get married after years of having a seem-to-be roller coaster boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. After getting married, they moved to Hawaii and started making their own family there. During their great stay in Hawaii, she got the chance to work with Hawaii’s pride when it comes to television company, which is the KGMB television company. Here, she was given with a special television project, which was morning talk show.

Moreover, her acting prowess was also once tested when she was offered with multiple appearances in the famous TV series in CBS Channel titled Hawaii Five-O. She appeared in a number of episodes in this particular television series. She got the opportunity to work with the series’ lead star Jack Lord. Even so, since Di Morrissey’s husband, Peter, was a diplomat, it is just normal for them to move from one place to another. This was the main reason why she got the chance to live in a number of countries or places in the world. She experienced living in African countries like Guyana, and in several Southeast Asian countries.

After having a non-permanent address living experience for several years, Di and her husband Peter finally went back to Australia where she belongs. From there, she was offered with a new job that has something to do with current affairs. She was into a breakfast television show in Australia titled Good Morning Australia where she co-anchored with Gordon Elliot. This particular show was aired in Network Ten channel way back in the year 1981.

She was one of the first news anchors in this particular TV show. From that year on, Morrissey found a successful television career in the country. But despite of her successful television career, she still felt incomplete. This was the main reason why she decided to give up her thriving television career and fulfilled her writing dream. It was way back in the year 1989 when she left television and wrote her first ever novel. It was then she was recognized as an excellent novelist in the country and in the entire world as well.

Morrissey’s genre of writing her novels is actually fiction. Aside from being a successful fictional writer, she was also an activist and environmentalist. As a matter of fact, her novels were written with so much environmental inspirations. Moreover, some of her novels were focused on cultural and political issues in the entire world. One of the excellent novels she published was the Heart of the Dreaming.

It was actually her first ever novel published way back in the year 1991. The perfect setting of this novel was Morrissey’s homeland, Australia. This was the story of Queenie Hanlon. She was the one and only heiress of a family who owned the Tingulla Station. Tingulla Station was a famed outback property that was located in the remote place in the western part of Queensland. At the very young age of 22, she experienced a very traumatic life experience in which she lost all the love of her life – family. The only left for her was the Tingulla Station, which was the only remembrance her loved ones left for her.

The exciting part started when she was about to lost even the Tingulla Station. This novel will let you know how a young woman fought in order not to lose a very important piece of her life.

One other award winning novel written by Morrissey was The Last Rose of Summer, which was published in the year 1992. This was actually a great story of 2 women who fought for their principles courageously. These two remarkable women were Kate and Odette. Kate was a strong-willed and extremely brave heiress who fought against Edwardian convention in order not to let her homeland fall in the wrong destructive hands. On the other hand, Odette was a young journalist woman, who was idealistic and independent enough to fight against the ruthless developers who have plans in destructing her beloved homeland, Zanana.

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13 Responses to “Di Morrissey”

  1. Helen Last: 5 months ago

    Please please please I want another Di Morrissey book to read this year or early next year 2022. I have always bought one every Christmas and I am upset that there doesn’t seem to be one in the book stores.

  2. Suzanne Cross: 5 months ago

    Oh please tell me you haven’t stopped writing. I so look forward to your new book each year.

  3. Vicki: 6 months ago

    Love your books Di, looking forward to your next one. My son buys me one every Xmas. Keep up the great work

    • Sandra Milgate: 5 months ago

      Could someone please tell me the name of Di Morrisseys new book please sandra

      • Graeme: 5 months ago

        Her most recent book is Before the Storm.

  4. Trish: 6 months ago

    Just hoping there might be another book published this year for Christmas.
    My daughter always buys a Di Morrissey latest release for me (mum) as my gift.

    Love your work…..I have a full collection now….it’s taken me years to build
    My Library of Your work……

    Thank you for all the joy your work you have given me.


    • Graeme: 6 months ago

      Unfortunately, there are no mentions of any books on the horizon by Di.

    • Margaret Bremer: 6 months ago

      Hi I would love to know if there is a new book out for 2021. AsI have collected and read all your books.I am a NEW Zealander and love your stories and would love to visit all the places in AUSTRALIA.
      BEST WISHES Margaret.

      • Graeme: 6 months ago

        Unfortunately not.

  5. Judith Markich: 7 months ago

    Have you written any new books for this year, I have all of your books, enjoyed them all

  6. Rhonda Rawlings: 8 months ago

    I am Rhonda Rawlings & I love your books & have them all my daughter buys them for me for Christmas she also gets me Judy Nunn’s but hers only comes out every second year. Can you please tell me if you have released a new book this year & what it is called.
    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your books I love reading very much & so enjoy your books.
    Thanking you so much & keep on writing
    Regards Rhonda Rawlings

  7. Douglas, McKenzie: 10 months ago

    Hi Di Morrissey, my name is Douglas McKenzie,i have read all your books and they are wonderful reading, i am very pleased with all of them,have you put out a new one for 2021 as i would like to know so i can buy it,thank you for such interesting books.kind regards Douglas(ps) hope to hear from you soon)

  8. Douglas, McKenzie: 1 year ago

    Hi DI Morrissey. My name is Douglas McKenzie, i have read all your books and I think they are wonderful I am very pleased with all of them,have you put out any new ones for 2021 as I would love to know so I can buy it, thank you for such interesting books.
    Kind regards Douglas (ps hope to hear from you soon)


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