About Tara George
Partners in Crime
Frequently Asked Questions
Kim Harvey is the Illustrator and artist of the Treasure Hunting Trio series. For more information about Kim Harvey and her work, follow this link to her website:
Why did you call your website justsimplydevine.com ?
Devine is my maiden name. When we were looking at a name for the website I remembered that my Dad used to be called ‘Just Simply’ as a nickname at school. It seemed like an interesting name for the website. I posted the names we were considering for the website in a comment on Facebook asking for preferences. The responses were unanimous for justsimplydevine.com
Are the geocaches that Bradley and Molly find in the Treasure Hunting Trio books real?
No. Belair National Park and the Hallett Cove Conservation Park are real world locations in South Australia. You can go to these parks, follow the trails described in the books and see the places that Kim has drawn. Although these parks contain real world geocaches, the geocaches in the stories are fictional.
There are two reasons for this:
- I don't want to be a spoiler. The hunt for the cache is part of the fun of geocaching. I don't want to tell you how to find a carefully hidden cache. It would spoil the fun of the search and decrease the level of difficulty of the cache.
- I can't guarantee the geocache will be there long term. I don't want to send readers on a wild goose chase for a geocache that has been shifted or muggled.
Since completing a children’s writing course through Thomson Education Direct, Tara has spent many hours tapping on the keys of her ultra-book. She is the author and self-publisher of the Treasure Hunting Trio series. The combination of writing and casual work as a midwife is a win-win situation. She also enjoys speaking about her experiences in writing and self-publishing, the developed superpower of reading and the narrative writing process.
Tara is also a reviewer with The Big Book Club Reading Committee. She lives in South Australia with her husband and daughter. They enjoy going geocaching together as a family and exploring the beautiful and diverse Australian countryside.
JUST SIMPLY DEVINE
From an early age, Tara has loved reading and dreamt of writing books that inspire a love of reading within others. She spent eight years at university, completing undergraduate studies in Nursing and postgraduate studies in Midwifery. Her first published piece was a short story, The Joy of Autonomy, included in the anthology With Women. Midwives Experiences: from shift work to continuity of care, collated by David Vernon and published in 2007. She has been involved in writing and editing online courses for midwives with the Australian College of Midwives and has written several pieces for the Australian Midwifery News. As a midwife, Tara has given talks in kindergartens, primary schools and high schools.