, whom readers of Detectives Beyond Borders will know as the author of Diamond Dove
in its U.S. incarnation), was near the heart of the Australian bush fires that ravaged Victoria. Though he and his family survived, they lost friends.
Hyland writes in The Age
newspaper about how his daughter's school has begun to bounce back from the disaster:
"... Then, on Monday, the principal, Jane Hayward, called us all together and made an announcement that drew tears from many an eye, my own included: The Strathie school was going to re-open.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
"Not at some vaguely distant date, after the red-tape had been sorted, the money allocated, the tenders won.
"No, Strathewen school was going to re-open on Wednesday. ..."
Labels: Adrian Hyland, Australia