Some years ago (not that anyone is counting) I 'met' Kay Crabbe via an international children's books website. It took many more years of emailing before we met in person. We've stayed in touch and it's lovely to be able to share in the release of her first novel, 'The Pearl-shell Diver', published by Allen & Unwin and 'Out Now'.
The cover is enticing, the joyous leap into the water tempered by the presence of a sailing boat and an underwater diver.
I asked Kay some questions about how she came to write 'The Pearl-shell Diver', which is set in the Torres Strait over 100 years ago.