From an early age, Tara has loved reading and dreamt of writing books that inspire a love of reading within others. She spent eight years at university, completing undergraduate studies in Nursing and postgraduate studies in Midwifery. Her first published piece was a short story, The Joy of Autonomy, included in the anthology With Women. Midwives Experiences: from shift work to continuity of care, collated by David Vernon and published in 2007. She has been involved in writing and editing online courses for midwives with the Australian College of Midwives and has written several pieces for the Australian Midwifery News. As a midwife, Tara has given talks in kindergartens, primary schools and high schools.
Since completing a children’s writing course through Thomson Education Direct, Tara has spent many hours tapping on the keys of her ultra-book. She is the author and self-publisher of the Treasure Hunting Trio series. The combination of writing and casual work as a midwife is a win-win situation. She also enjoys speaking about her experiences in writing and self-publishing, the developed superpower of reading and the narrative writing process.
She lives in South Australia with her husband and daughter. They enjoy going geocaching together as a family and exploring the beautiful and diverse Australian countryside.
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No. Belair National Park and the Hallett Cove Conservation Park are real world locations in South Australia. You can walk through these parks, visit the places described in the books and match the pictures to the location. Although these parks contain real world geocaches, the geocaches in the stories are fictional.
There are two reasons:
1. I don't want to be a spoiler. The hunt for the cache is part of the fun of geocaching. I don't want to tell you how to find a carefully hidden cache. It would spoil the fun of the search and decrease the level of difficulty of the cache.
2. I can't guarantee the geocache will be there long term. I don't want to send readers on a wild goose chase for a geocache that has been shifted or muggled.
Kim Harvey is the Illustrator of the Treasure Hunting Trio series. For more information about Kim Harvey and her work, follow this link to her website:
When I was looking at a name for the website the domain tarageorge was already in use, so I had to brainstorm some other names. Devine is my maiden name and my Dad used to be called ‘Just Simply’ as a nickname at school. It seemed like an interesting name for a website. As there were a few ideas, I posted the alternatives in a comment on Facebook asking for preferences. The responses were unanimous for justsimplydevine.com
Yes. All of the photos of geocaches on this website are ones that I have taken. They are caches that I have found whilst geocaching with my family.