... Australian author

The Author has always loved words, but it was not until several years ago that she began writing seriously after a writing course at her local Community Centre. She has always been interested in why people behave the way they do. Perhaps it was because she was the second youngest of seven children and learned to live with her siblings’ different personalities as she grew up. The Author is President of the Society of Women Writers in Victoria, Australia and through this medium she has improved her writing as she learned from others. Although Shirley has been writing for some eight years, this is her debut novella. She feels there is a story in every one of us waiting to be shared – one just needs a tap on the shoulder to awaken an ability to put pen to paper.


    JULIET  First Published 2013 CUSTOM BOOKS imprint  Second Edition JULY 2014 Noveletta Imprint

RRP* US11.95   /GBP9.95   /EURO10.95   /AU$16.95   /NZ$18.95

Comments & Reviews

Shirley Whiteway's novella, Juliet - The Hatmaker's Loves ... captured my interest and involvement in the first sentence. I was instantly in her 'place'. Rivetting! Diana Whaley, Broadcaster, Writer & Editor

Juliet is a charming and in some ways sad book but the happy ending makes up for it. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was hard to put down. Well-written and edited. Hard not to give it five stars. Janice Shrimpton, HK



The Hatmaker's Loves … a tale of tough men, tougher women, isolation and cruelty.

Born prematurely in the untamed Victorian bush, a tiny infant hovers between life and death, too weak to suckle from her mother.

Her grandmother invents a way to feed her. With patience and a determination, Juliet survives. Raped and pregnant at fifteen, and knowing nothing of the facts of life, she is trapped in a world of ignorance. She loses her direction, and sinks into depression when her daughter is taken away.

Married off to a widower in a loveless and undesirable match, after three children she avoids her husband’s bed by making hats. 

Only in middle-age does she finds her true self in a way she could never have dreamed. 



First Published January 2013
Second Edition March 2015


for release June 2015
ISBN 978 1500660376

PRINT Format:127 x 203 mm 
US Trade Paperback
Extant 114pp 
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