Lonesome When You Go
Age 13 plus.
Paige plays bass in high school rock band Vox Pop, which means always having to keep a steady rhythm.
But in the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can't control everything in her life, no matter how hard she practises and how loud she plays. There's stuff happening in the band that she can't put a finger on, a friend who can't handle her own secret any more and a mysterious guy who plays double bass like an angel.
But there isn't much time to sort things out - Rockfest looms and so does the end of the school year when everything will change for good.
Soradha Koirala has played in a number of bands over the years, all with dubious names, and is a huge fan of '90s rock and Bob Dylan.
She taught English in several Wellington colleges but now lives in Melbourne with a drummer, a writing desk and a bicycle. She has also written two collections of poetry.