Jessie Cole


Jessie Cole grew up in northern New South Wales and lived a bush childhood of creek swimming and barefoot free-range adventuring.

Her debut novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town (HarperCollins, 2012), was shortlisted for the 2013 ALS Gold Medal, and her non-fiction work has appeared in many Australian publications.

Her latest novel is Deeper Water (HarperCollins, 2014). 


The Asian invasion

Memoir THE FIRST RIDE-ON mower my parents bought was always breaking down. This seems an incidental fact, but really it isn’t. We lived on sixteen acres in subtropical northern New South Wales and the grass grew like wildfire. There was...

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