Alice was on the cusp, standing on the edge of a fabulous new life, and shedding her old one along with all the insecurities…

Bestselling Australian author and master storyteller Fiona McCallum celebrates the importance of believing in yourself, overcoming adversity, and following your dreams in her uplifting new novel. 

Mirroring parts of own journey to becoming a successful author, Fiona’s novel demonstrates how knowledge can give you the power to change your life…

Alice Hamilton loved being a mature-age student, but now she’s finished her university degree she needs to find herself a career. But the job market is tough and it doesn’t help that her partner David keeps reminding her about their sizeable mortgage. When she’s offered a role in a major real estate agency, she jumps at the opportunity. David is excited by her prospects in the thriving Melbourne housing market, and Alice is pleased that she’ll be utilising her exceptional people skills.

But Alice quickly realises all is not as it seems. What is she doing wrong to be so out of sync with her energetic boss, Carmel Gold, agent extraordinaire? Alice is determined to make it work, but how much will it affect her values?

As everything starts to fall apart, a sudden visit home to the country town Alice escaped years ago provides an unexpected opportunity to get some perspective. Surrounded by people who aren’t what they seem, or have their own agendas, can Alice learn to ask for what she really wants … on her own terms?

Fiona McCallum has written an inspiring story about standing up for yourself, making difficult choices and chasing your dreams. It features contemporary themes including workplace bullying, #metoo and understanding the importance of being true to yourself.

About Fiona McCallum

Fiona McCallum was raised on a farm in South Australia. She now lives in suburban Adelaide, but remains a country girl at heart. Fiona writes ‘heart-warming journey of self-discovery stories’ that draw on her life experiences, love of animals and fascination with the human condition.

A Life of Her Own follows the success of Fiona’s previous ten bestselling novels which to date have sold over 300,000 copies. To find out more, visit or