Grace Beside Me
About the book
Grace Beside Me is a warmly rendered story of life in a small town that interweaves the mundane with the profound and the spiritual.
Told through the eyes of teenager, Fuzzy Mac, awkward episodes of teen rivalry and romance sit alongside the mystery of Nan’s visions and a ghostly encounter. Against a backdrop of quirky characters, including the holocaust survivor who went to school with Einstein and the little priest always rushing off to bury someone before the heat gets to them, Grace Beside Me is full of humour and timely wisdom.
About the author
Sue McPherson is a visual artist and proud Wiradjuri woman living in Eumundi, Queensland. Inspired to write by her two teenage sons, Sue took a writing workshop in Coolum and, three months later, started writing Grace Beside Me. She has since gone on to write the 12-minute short drama, Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble, for ABC TV, which aired in 2016.
In 2017, Grace Beside Me was commissioned by NITV to be its first ever scripted live-action series. In an Australian first, the series will consist of 13 episodes to be screened on NITV, ABC, and the Disney Channel.