Growing Great Kids


“A must-have book for anyone who’s ever been involved in raising kids – or has ever been one.”

Sue’s latest book is everything you will ever need to know about children, from birth into their twenties. She’s worked on this with one of Australia’s – and the world’s – greatest experts on the subject: Father Chris Riley.

He’s helped bring up around 150,000 kids in his time, and often those with some of the toughest problems imaginable. His wise good sense, honed over 40 years of working with children and studying almost everything ever written on the subject, comes alive with compelling and inspiring real-life anecdotes of some of the youngsters in his care.

He talks frankly and clearly about what we all need to know to make sure the next generation grow up as healthy, confident and compassionate people in Growing Great Kids, published by HarperCollins in February 2015.

Nelson Mandela once said that a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination and in this must read book, Father Chris proves it. The book contains a remarkable combination of experience and wisdom.” – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Welcome to the website of Australian author and journalist Sue Williams.

Sue has written best-selling books on a huge variety of subjects, from Australia’s vast Outback and the incredible people who live in some of the most remote places on earth, to true crime books, travel and biography. Click on any of the books in the lefthand column for more details, or click on the Books tag, or her Bio.

She was shortlisted in the last four writers for the 2006 international true crime book of the year in the Gold Dagger Awards for her And Then The Darkness, the true story of the murder of Peter Falconio and the trials of Joanne Lees.

Her most recent crime book, Left For Dead, was voted by Australian booksellers, authors, publishers and readers one of the top 50 books of the year, and awarded a You Can’t Put Down sticker on the cover in retailers, libraries and online. Her 2013 biography Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest became the first book in Australia to be the subject of an online web experience with a mix of interactivity and layered content for a totally immersive experience of the book. Check it out on www.penguin.com.au/true-stories/