Maybe you’ve come here because you want to read more of my stuff, maybe you’ve come here because you googled the Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin Eu Claire. Lest to say, I’m not an athletics arena. I am a writer. My latest novel The Protected (UQP) won the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for young adult fiction, the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (older readers), the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Award for young adult literature and has been shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award. My first novel The Sky So Heavy (UQP) was published in 2013. (Yes, it’s a serious-sounding title, because it’s about a nuclear winter, and that’s a serious scenario, people.) It was awarded Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and shortlisted for both the Gold Inky and the Aurealis Award (Young Adult).
My latest novel, One Would Think the Deep (UQP) was shortlisted for the 2016 Queensland Literary Award – Young Adult Literature, and is a 2017 CBCA Notable book.
I am foremost a writer of young adult fiction, but you don’t have to be a young adult to read my stuff; you could be a middle-aged uncle, or a nanna, or thirtyish professional water-skier with a passion for hot housed orchids.
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