PJ Kelly is a primary school teacher who lives and works in Perth, Western Australia.
He has a wife and two sons and continues to travel widely, always looking for a new place to include in his next novel.
PJ is very passionate about his teaching career and believes that all children have the right to feel safe and be free from harm. It was from the strength of these convictions that his first novel The Good Teacher was originally born. A similar vein runs through his second novel, The Narrative, this time focusing on the role of teachers in preventing child abuse and the many obstacles that lay in wait for those who try to prevail over evil.
PJ has a Bachelor of Arts Degree as well as a Diploma in Education. This is his second novel.
The Wheatbelt town of Kilgarry doesn’t like change. So, when graduate teacher Amy Hansen arrives with her city-girl attitude, friction grows quickly.
The male population either want to marry her... or run her out of town! Twelve-year-old student Leah Hargreaves comes from farming royalty. To Amy, the narrative she writes in class is a cry for help, emanating from a place deep inside her... a place damaged and laden with fear.
Distrusted and harassed by the very people who are supposed to protect them, Amy and Leah come out fighting, turning life in Kilgarry into a battle zone that is both explosive and corrosive.
Keeping their sanity will be hard enough. Delivering justice when the laws are so easily manipulated, might just prove to be impossible...