Part Love Story, Part Road Story, Guitar Highway Rose Is A Witty Novel Of First Love, Adventure And Being Fifteen Sometimes We Know We Shouldn T And That S Exactly Why We Do Rosie Moon Is Restless She Wants To Do Something, Be Someonebe Someone Else Asher Is The New Boy In Her Class He Has Dreadlocks, A Guitar And A Case Of The Lonesome Gypsy Blues Some Ideas Are Not Born Of Logic And Good Sense They Sprout From Nowhere And Feed On Excitement, Sprinkled With Adventure Juice And The Sweet Flavour Of The Forbidden
Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand into a rather strange but very creative family Here she learned a love of books, too many swear words and how to cook a decent omelette Brigid s early, rather awful poetry was made into a small book by her father, a printer and typographer, and sold to kindly relatives for two and sixpence a copy Thus her writing career was launched, but it took about twenty years for her to take it to a higher place In the meantime she tried being a hippie, a waitress, a software tutor, a librarian, a mother, a wife and a primary school teacher.At the age of thirty five Brigid returned to university and began to publish poetry and short fiction Her first young adult book was Fizz Max Me, which was published in the Dolly Fiction series As well as teaching her how to write dialogue, this book paid Brigid the grand sum of 3000 and inspired her to apply for an Arts Council Grant for funding to write a second young adult book With the grant safely in the bank, armed with nothingthan a flimsy idea about a girl who wanted a nose ring, Brigid wrote Guitar Highway Rose Constructed in a quirky collage style, this book was a runaway success It was shortlisted for a number of major prizes in Australia, and won the WA Hoffman Young Readers Choice Award.Brigid s star sign is Aries, and she has a tattoo of an island, a palm tree and a planet on her left shoulder She has an MA in Creative Writing and teaches creative writing here and there Brigid is currently working on a new young adult book and has recently returned to live in her homeland, New Zealand, after living for 27 wonderful years in Australia.
- 205 pages
- Guitar Highway Rose. Brigid Lowry
- Brigid Lowry
- 23 March 2019 Brigid Lowry