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JC Burke was an oncology sister, who started writing at 35. Since then, J.C. has published 11 novels. The Story of Tom Brennan was awarded the 2006 CBCA book of the year for older readers and is part of the HSC curriculum. Burke is working on an adaptation for screen. Pig Boy won the 2012 Ned Kelly award for Crime Fiction and her latest novel The Things We Promise is set in 1990 around the AIDS/HIV epidemic.