Rockhampton influence for author's latest book

Despite wanting to escape Rockhampton several times during her childhood and teen years, Ros Baxter says she feels a strong sense of home whenever she arrives back in town. 

Ros, sister of Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter, grew up in the Beef Capital and said it played an important role in her latest novel. 

Although the story and plot were imagined, the push and pull of a hometown is something explored in Set in Stone, which hits stores Monday. 

"There's no place I ever go where I feel quite as much me or quite as much home," Ros said. 

"I've had beautiful support from people in Rocky for my writing."

Ros said her father Noel, who still lives locally, was the biggest fan of the work of her and her siblings. 

Read more about the special role Rockhampton has played in Ros' writing in tomorrow's Morning Bulletin. 



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