A story for the very young about loss and the everlasting power of love, Shine is a story about saying goodbye. The author wrote it for young children who had lost their father, hoping it would help other families dealing with such a difficult time. A truly comforting story of great love that helps children to talk about the big questions of life.
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories. Her first book, Rivertime, was published in 2014 and was highly acclaimed.