Amanda Webster

Amanda Webster grew up in Kalgoorlie, the goldmining town of Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Western Australia as a doctor, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Born into privilege and wealth, Amanda is a sixth generation Australian descended from white settlers. When she turned five Amanda started school and became friends with Aboriginal children from the Kurrawang Mission. At the time the lives of Aboriginal people were controlled by the Chief Protector and his local representatives, one of whom was Amanda’s own grandfather.

Forty years later, Amanda returns to her home town. She confronts her racist blunders, her cultural ignorance and her family’s secret past. From this experience come her second book A TEAR IN THE SOUL.

Amanda was inspired to write her first book, THE BOY WHO LOVED APPLES following her son Richie’s experience with anorexia.