About the Author

My writing is influenced by a rich diversity of people, places and experiences. Coupled to this is a love of music, art, and the written word, and my constant need to create. Read on →

Finding Jasper

The floorboards were hard and uneven as she knelt beside the Saratoga. Squeezing the corroded latch, Gin carefully eased open the lid, trying to predict the treasures inside. Read on →

Lynne Leonhardt’s luminous debut novel evokes a bygone Western Australia with the hard clarity and emotional deftness of Tim Winton, while weaving together themes of childhood, family, love and loss as bittersweetly as central character Gin’s beloved Schumann did in his
piano music.
— William Yeoman
Finding Jasper offers the reader a wonderful experience of the fine grain of a time that has passed: the tensions and passions of lives which have had their direction changed by war and the loss or restitution of love.
— Brenda Walker