Gill D Anderson
Gill is a strong advocate for women who have suffered violence and sexual assault and these are prominent themes in her debut novel Hidden From View which is set partly in Edinburgh and in Adelaide. Her second novel The Chosen Seven is a story depicting a siege situation in an Adelaide city restaurant which allows the characters to have a life review and reconsider what really matters when faced with the possibility of death. Gill's strength is creating strong believable, colourful characters that intrigue the reader and draws them in. Gill's novels tend to have confronting themes that tap into the psychology of human behaviour (based on their trauma backgrounds) and touches on the impact that the character's choices have on others. Gill's third novel Melita is about a dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship and the familial patterns that become entrenched as a result of early trauma.