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Author: Mariko

Remains of Us

Are the ghosts real, or did she drink too much… again? Sarah Lockhart has lost too much. Her son passed away, her marriage is falling apart, her father’s memory is failing. Now her husband Peter wants to leave Fort Regent, the small town Sarah loves. Tormented by grief and guilt,…

The Colour of Shadows

Loren Bishop’s idealism makes her the perfect candidate for a career at Salvida, the multinational that’s “Growing a Better World”. The catch? She must represent Salvida at a trade conference—in Indonesia. Though fascinated by Java, the language and customs are as unfamiliar as the food and toilets, and Loren struggles…

The Dead Wind

Princess Srikandi wants to become a warrior, but lives in a society that expects women to be docile. Her small kingdom is at the mercy of a hostile Empire, and the ongoing drought results in chronic shortages of food and water, fuelling a spate of savage raids. Fearing for her…

The Novel Wayang

My novel, The Dead Wind, is inspired by an art form I love and admire: the Javanese wayang kulit (shadow play). The Wayang Many years ago, I lived in a small town in central Java called Surakarta. During my year in Indonesia, some of my favourite pastimes included sampling the…