Out of the Ashes

The Mothers love that healed the scars of the Bali Bombings


Out of the Ashes is the inspirational story of an Australian mother’s journey back from hell after the 12 October 2002 Bali bombings. The deadly terrorist attacks on Paddy’s Irish Bar and the Sari Club in Kuta’s party precinct claimed the lives of 202 innocent people, and maimed and injured hundreds more.
The holiday of a lifetime turned into their worst nightmare for Australian nurses Bronwyn Cartwright and Therese Fox. Tragically, Bronwyn, 28, perished in the deadly bomb blast which ripped through Paddy’s Irish Bar. Therese survived, but suffered such horrific burns that doctors believed she would not survive a flight home to Australia.
This is the story of her fight to get home to her children, and her long road to recovery. Therese’s story is interwoven with the tales of others who were there, detailing the horrors of that night and the long journey of healing for all those involved – and their families.
Out of the Ashes is ultimately a story of hope, belief in the power of love, friendships forged in fire, and the extraordinary courage of a woman doctors nicknamed The Miracle of Bali.

About the author(s)

Megan Norris is a UK-trained journalist and award-winning author whose portfolio includes covering some of Australia’s most infamous crimes.
Her first book, Perfect Victim, co-authored with author, Elizabeth Southall, is now a movie starring Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, and Guy Pearce. Her exploration of revenge killings during marital breakdown,  Look What You Made Me Do, won the 2017 Davitt Award from Australian Sisters in Crime Davitt for best non-fiction.
Megan is a regular contributor to Australian Women’s Weekly and has appeared on Foxtel’s Crimes That Shook Australia, Channel Seven’s Sunday Night and Today Tonight as well as Ten’s, The Project.
She is a regular guest on Mishel Laurie and Emily Webb’s acclaimed podcast, True Crime Australia, and has been featured on The Stalking Podcast and the ABC’s Nightlife show. Her true crime stories have been syndicated world-wide.
Megan lives on the Gold Coast with her husband, Steve, their grandson, Nathan, and his dog, Larry.