Thorns & All


Thorns & All is a collection of short stories about people who endure the ups and downs of life. Amazing things can happen to change the course and shape of our lives. Some events can leave us scarred and craving escape from life itself, while other events can lead us to believe in miracles. This collection presents the journeys of characters who survive the thorns of life, inviting readers along for the ride.

  • Title: Thorns & All
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2024
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • ISBN: 9780645538168

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.