How much is a baby worth? Politician Vann Willis is on track to find out when a blast rips through her electoral office. Her Official Inquiry into forced adoptions and illegal surrogacy stirs up bad blood and uncovers crooked deals. To get to the truth she forms an unlikely partnership with journalist Seth VerBeek. Together, they explore the seamy side of Maidenhead, a country hideaway for pregnant teenagers of the 1970s. Nowadays the gothic homestead is secured by an electrified fence. What dark secrets does the baby farm hold?
About the author: Debbie Terranova is an Australian writer of non-fiction, novels and short fiction with a historical bent. She has degrees in psychology and public administration. By day, she works as a human resources professional in a public sector organisation. She is internationally published in the field of futures studies but a relative newcomer to creative writing. An early work, 'Mowbray Bathers', was a prize-winner in the 2011 'One Book Many Brisbanes' competition. Her characters are refreshingly Australian; her stories are based on research and real events. A child of the 1960s, she enjoys writing for mature-age readers who are young at heart. Debbie is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre and the Australian Society of Authors. She regularly blogs and posts on Facebook and Twitter.
"Baby Farm is an intelligent, fascinating and witty mystery novel. Debbie Terranova is a fabulous writer." Venero Armanno
"Wow, I so loved Baby Farm and did not want it to finish. It resonated with me on so many levels but principally from having grown up in that 1970's era." PS
"Baby Farm was great. I especially enjoyed going back to the 70's and travelling the Brisbane streets in my mind. I loved the plot and was very interested in the forced adoptions as I know of the emotional pain women have experienced and also the problems adopting parents have had with their children." MW