I wanted to write to you and thank you for writing Paradise and Jungle Deep. Both wonderful adventure stories that I found thoroughly engaging but also both novels mention important issues that should never be forgotten and need more public debate, the invasion of West Papua by Indonesia and the murder of the Balibo 5 and Roger East when Indonesia invaded East Timor.
Your historic notes in Paradise and The Jungle Deep are excellent. They brought both these terrible tragedies back to life for me and that is important as they should never be forgotten. How many people today are not even aware of what Indonesia did? I am sure if they were mentioned to the man in the street, they would be ignorant of both.
So well done Brett Wright for writing two wonderful works of fiction and for placing your historic notes at the end to bring public knowledge to people today and perhaps this will help bring about justice after all this time to the Balibo 5 and Roger East and help West Papua gain her independence.