Gillian lives in rural Queensland with her cattle dog Jess. Returned is her ninth adult novel. Two of her novels have been nominated for the Miles Franklin Award in 2021 and 2022. She also writes children’s books though adult fiction is what she likes best. Returned is a sequel to Lost and continues the story of Seb. Places that feature in both books are places Gillian has visited and is familiar with. She has three children and four grandchildren living in Australia, England and France.