THE BATTLE OF JETTENA JUNCTION
DESTINATION: JETTENA JUNCTION
About the Book
The Battle of Jettena Junction is a remarkable work. This intriguing combination of fiction work and history textbook subverts and reverses the expectations of historical fiction, using plot as the backdrop for history rather than history as the backdrop for plot—a history book with a dash of fiction rather than a fiction book with a dash of history.
About the Author
I love to write. I have been writing for years. Composition was my favourite subject at school where I could use my imagination. I have always loved history and westerns. Growing up in Hay, NSW, I often watched westerns daily. I became fascinated with the Wild West as well as historical war movies. Leaving school, I wrote a series of short stories before focusing on the American Civil War and history as a whole. Following watching a documentary on President Abraham Lincoln’s journey to Gettysburg in November, 1863 and a plot to intercept the train, I got the idea of writing a story on it.