Imagining Other LIves


Imagining Other Lives has been slowly created over many decades. Scribblings of random thoughts and ideas on old envelopes, scraps of paper large and small, and various notebooks had lingered patiently awaiting attention. With precious spare time on her hands, Noela McNamara heeded their call and brought them to life. This collection of tales presents miraculous, menacing and mysterious happenings in the lives of imaginary characters over time in Australian society.

  • Title: Imagining Other LIves
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2023
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 164
  • ISBN: 9780645538120

Noela McNamara

Noela McNamara began writing poetry and stories while she was a teenager living on the farming outskirts of Brisbane. She studied literature as a mature-age student, gained several degrees and certificates, and tutored at James Cook University Cairns in English and Indigenous Australian Studies. Now both retired, Noela and her husband share time with their children and twelve grandchildren in Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Canada. A large family with accompanying laughter and tears, as well as umpteen notebooks of “scribblings” squirrelled away over many decades, inspire her lively imagination to continue to create poems and stories.