Published by Storytorch Press, September 2013
(Originally published by Black Coffee Press, January 2003)
Adult/Young Adult (cross-genre) Fiction.
Currently out of print.
Cappuccino Diva is a musical tale set in Fremantle in the late 1990s. Runner Up for the prestigious TAG Hungerford Award in 2000, it is a charming novel, suitable for young adults, and adults alike.
At 21, Angie has returned to her hometown of Fremantle after a short stint in London. Deep in its skin she resettles, and with the creative thread of the town's artists and musicians, she hopes to sew herself a new suit of confidence. Connecting the modern tale with Fremantle's local history is a piano - travelling across the suburbs and the century to meet Angie when she finally finds what it is she believes is searching for.
It's a novel about the joys of share-housing in your early twenties. It’s about love, saving a forest, starting your own rock band, and remembering that some boys are just not worth chasing.