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Judith Rook Author Book Event
Judith Rook
Guest Bio

Judith’s main passion through her life has been painting, exhibiting in Victoria through the 1970s, then through to the 2000s in Queensland. The solo exhibition “Wisdom in a Wicker Basket” based around the strengths of woman came with the idea to accompany each painting with a meaningful poem, thus inspiring her interest in writing. An idea for a story emerged but the many scribbles, words and sentences that were written over the years stayed hidden. Now, living in Ballarat, confidence came when Judith joined her U3A writing group. Listening and learning from other writers and the encouragement that came from likeminded people allowed the story to be finished. The development of Ravens Hollow was a journey to live with the characters and walk in their footsteps. Judith's hope is that they will come alive and speak to others. Judith has dedicated her first novel to her father who was an avid reader and writer that never achieved publication.

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Ravens Hollow


Ravens Hollow is a hauntingly beautiful story of facing confrontations from the past and overcoming the terrifying bleakness of the future.

Set in a small, central Victorian town, rooted in the gold rush of 1851, Lee Ping, a Chinese migrant and gold digger, is murdered and his soul left to drift; trapped in the eternal terror of Ravens Hollow.

Ravens Hollow follows families haunted by the dead as they become trapped within their final resting place.

With the dead watching and the living often providing no comfort; family secrets are forced to be revealed as a dim hope for peace is craved.

With secrets finally revealed too late, the implications of Ravens Hollow are profoundly emotional and tragic for all residents.

Event Details

North Star Hotel

302 Lydiard St N, Soldiers Hill VIC 3350, Australia


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"An unnerving, well written tale of terror and a great new work by a new author learning the craft… Enjoyable read..."

— Tabitha, Indie Book reviewer

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