Dor Slinkard is an unstoppable storyteller. Be it through writing or voice, her stories will enthrall.

Inspired by life, especially as a jillaroo in outback Australia and later as a racehorse trainer, her imagination thrives.

In her lasting marriage to Wade, a jackaroo and now horse trainer, they have produced two children and they, in turn, five grandchildren.



Author Dor Slinkard takes the reader on a hilarious analogy of her life during the wild and rebellious 60s and '70s, when life offered a free-spirited and better future to all Australians and hopefully the world.

Life is never short of the needy, and that is where Dor's empathy showed in her acts of kindness. However, the desire to fuel her imagination brought many childhood adventures, ending with her mother chasing her with a broom. Yelling, "you wait until I catch you. You bugger of a kid!"


This Australian family saga of epic proportions will stir your heart with its authentic Aussie action, adventure and romance. It will sweep you through Australia’s toughest times and reveal a cast of characters whose enduring courage and warmth will captivate every reader’s imagination.


Henry, a pretty young man of twenty-one, realizes a hidden desire to disguise himself as a female. Ah yes! This is it! It will allow him to sail away to the great land down under and live happily ever after with, Pierre.

Set in 1897, the events and eccentric characters that Henry accumulates along his journey, complicate matters with intrigue, humour and oaths that will never be broken. We assume.



Grace Nobel, at age thirteen, had known little else but frustration and hurdles to jump in her short life. Still, her passion for calling horse races never faltered. It kept her grounded.

Throughout the years of missing her father while he was fighting in the Hot Arabian desert. To the melodramatics of her mother. And Grace's devoted care of her brother, Walter, who suffered slight cerebral palsy; her spirit shone bright and her determination remained.

About Doreen Slinkard Author

Doreen Slinkard, preferably Dor, was born in suburban Melbourne and although she was a city girl, her first word uttered as an infant, was horse. At age seven she began riding and also writing about horses, which inevitably led to becoming a jillaroo.

When Dor was Jillarooing in the Riverina area, she met a jackaroo by the name of Wade Slinkard. Their love for the bush and of horses was forged, and when she married Wade, they moved to a property situated on The Hawkesbury River in NSW. This is where they lived their dream of training race horses, which is still Dor’s ‘other job’ to this day.

Dor’s alternate passion was writing short stories and poetry. This began when she was a jillaroo, but took a professional path, when five years ago her children’s series, ‘Wicky Wacky Farm Adventures,’ was published.

These stories are based on truth and the adventures her children had while living on the farm. All these stories have ‘Dor’s magic’ dusted liberally across them. Now she enjoys the fact that her grandchildren are loving the very same stories.

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