New Zealander Jacqueline (‘Rock’) Bublitz is a writer, feminist, and arachnophobe. She wrote her debut novel Before You Knew My Name
after spending a summer in New York, where she hung around morgues and the dark corners of city parks (and the human psyche) far too often.
After many years of living and working in Melbourne, Jacqueline returned to her beloved hometown, New Plymouth, where she now lives and writes full-time. She is now working on her second novel, where she continues to explore the grand themes of love, loss and connection, and the ways we recover from our darkest moments.
In Episode 2, we talk about the book as well as Rock's personal experiences of death and grief how they informed her storytelling.
Jacqueline Bublitz nominated 'A Place in the Sun' by Stevie Wonder as a song she would like played at her funeral or wake. Listen to the song in our 'Farewell songs' playlist