Jodie’s Rescue – by Diane Fagan

The slap of spray on her face, the exhilaration of the boat cutting through waves, the call of the sea birds and the summer sun warming her skin…

Through all the challenges – starting a new school and making new friends, and a father who is absorbed in his work, missing her mother – Jodie finds solace in sailing. But will the ocean turn against her?

Can she save the lighthouse from development? And why are there dead penguins floating in the water? Who is the girl in the photo that she finds hidden under the stairs? And, most importantly, where is her mother?

Jodie’s voyage of discovery takes her to a place she never dreamed she’d be … But how will she convince her father that it is real?


Diane Fagan was born on the northern prairies in Alberta, Canada – far from the ocean. When she came to Australia, she found a new passion for sailing.

Diane has always written stories, and has won prizes for her short stories for adults. Jodie’s Rescue is her first young adult novel and she is currently working on the second book in the Jodie series.

She has four adult children and lives with her husband and cute corgi Louis, in Sydney.