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Valverde Maclean

Life and love can take us to unexpected places.


Valverde Maclean has a passion for Australia and its people.

He likes puzzles and words, but not Scrabble.  His puzzles are about people’s relationships and the peculiar circumstances in which they sometimes find themselves.

Having worked in the Territory, as well as the south of the country, he has seen much of Australia and vividly brings the sights and sounds of that vast country to the reader, giving them an understanding of life far from the big cities.

While his stories are set in the present day with all its changes and challenges, the background to his stories often include the past: particularly the development of the inland and the ramifications for the economic life of the nation.

At the conclusion of a Valverde Maclean novel the readers know a whole lot more about people, Australia and themselves.

He now lives near a small village in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia.

Bull dust to Books

    In a talk to the Probus club of the North Blackall Range  at Mapleton.  Valverde Maclean spoke of his experience in the cattle industry in the Northern Territory of Australia. He also introduced listeners to other books based in the top End, and spoke about writing and having published his romance/mystery novel “The Disappearance of Merry”.

    For excerpts  of the talk  

Valentine’s Day for Lovers of Books

    Valentine’s Day was a date for five authors to talk with members of the Mapleton Community Library.  I spoke of books which had attracted my interest and influenced my writing.  From “Little Golden Books”, books I read in my youth, to books that had changed the world with their ideas.   As well I included present day authors whose styles can be found in my work.  

      For excerpts  of the talk                                      


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