Dor Slinkard

Dor – Doreen from the time she could write a sentence wrote about her passion, horses. Dor, although brought up in suburbia Melbourne held onto both passions, which led her to jillarooing in the Riverina. Riding horses around sheep on the open plains gave way to soulful inspiration and her writing short stories and poems. Meeting Wade, a jackaroo, their romance blossomed, they married and moved to Wilberforce where they live and train racehorses on a property situated on the Hawkesbury River. Their life lived on the farm brought forward countless adventures, which Dor to turned into words. She is a successful children’s author and on her way to becoming a commercial adult novelist.

For the Love of Patrick' is the first in a three-book Australian Family saga. A story full of adventure, humour and occasional sadness, the action includes the Australian Light Horse, and highly credible First World War action. Patrick’s engaging personality, loved by all, is cultivated while growing up adored by every girl and every nun at the orphanage where his mother was forced to leave him. His mother’s subsequent life, and the engaging characters who befriend her, run parallel to Patrick’s until as a young man they are reunited. A powerful drama mixed with hilarity, if you love Australian history leavened with humour you will enjoy this novel.

Dor’s ‘For the Love of Patrick’ was published in August 31st 2017.

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The book is available as e-book and/or paperback on: -

Amazon Australia as Kindle  as paperback 

Amazon USA as Kindle 

Waterstones UK as paperback

Austin McAuley as paperback and E-book

Waterstones in paperback


Book Depository in paperback

Indigo in paperback

Booktopia in paperback.

NSW: -

  • DYMOCKS - Castle Hill, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Rouse Hill
  • NEWSAGENCIES - Wilberforce, Windsor
  • PAGES AND PAGES - Mosman
  • THE TURNING PAGE - Springwood


  • DYMOCKS VICTORIA - Geelong, Maryborough
  • TURN THE PAGE - Phillip Island

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