Local Author delivers a powerful message to the adoption community

As the 11th National Apology for Forced Adoptions knocks on the door on March 21st, it’s a gentle reminder that folks touched by adoption are always in our thoughts.

If you’re a fan of Trent Dalton then you’re going to fall in love with this debut novel set in Brisbane by local emerging author Arie Baker about a woman trying to find her birth mother.

It’s a thriller, a mystery, and a love story all rolled into one.

This larger-than-life fictional journey packs a strong message and is a must-read for anyone who loves a good book.

Follow along with Arie as she takes you on an intriguing voyage of heartache, love, and redemption with a cast of characters that will stay with you forever.

Arie Baker

“As an adopted woman and triumphant survivor of multiple traumas including domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, self-harm, sexual assault, and a horrific eating disorder I find myself in the unique and inspiring position to be able to offer comfort to those affected by similar hardships.” – Arie Baker 

Arie is a true survivor and her only desire through the publication of her debut novel is simple – to inspire readers that there is always hope. Arie is a passionate advocate for adopted people who, like herself, may have struggled to find their voice – until now.

There’s no doubt that the readership for Finding Mary Jane: A Tapestry of Mother’s Love will be substantial. The Senate Community Affairs References Committee report estimates that there were as many as 250,000 total adoptions Australia-wide until 2012. However, everyone will be able to connect with the contents of Arie’s book on a fundamental human level and in a deeply moving and personal way.

Arie is a proud mother of two incredible young adults and considers them among her greatest accomplishments. Arie lives with her devoted husband in coastal South East Queensland following her lifelong passion for writing.

Become part of this impossibly compelling tale highlighting motherhood, adversity, and conquering strength. Finding Mary Jane is a tapestry that showcases the enduring force of mother’s love and the ultimate bond of powerful spiritual connection between two women borne through one another’s hardship.

Finding Mary Jane: A Tapestry of Mother’s Love by Arie Baker is available to purchase online via Amazon and is currently available in paperback and eBook formats.

An audiobook is due for release soon.


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