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Destroying Avalon- literary appearances

Destroying Avalon has been shortlisted in the West Australian Young Reader’s Book Awards 2007!

It’s reassuring to know that the target audience (or at least the one kid who nominated it) likes it!

For those of you who missed my stellar (or so my Mum said) performance at the Perth Interntaional Arts Festival I will be appearing for one night only at the West Australian Young Reader’s Book Awards Annual General Meeting (try saying that ten times, really fast!) I am to give a talk on my career to date, the novel Destroying Avalon, the world of writing and publishing and anything else that fills the twenty minute time slot!

This magnificent event is at Westbooks 396 Mill Point Rd Vic Park on Feb 28th 2007 at 4.15pm. There will be nominated books on display and people keen to help with promotional ideas for the Awards in your school (that is dear reader if you belong to a school).


I am an Australian author of YA and Adult fiction. My first novel Destroying Avalon (2006) published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press is about cyber bullying.My second novel In Ecstasy (2008) is about friendship and drugs. My third novel Beautiful Monster (2010)focuses on body image . Crashing Down (2014) was my fourth novel and is about teen pregnancy. Saving Jazz (2016), is a novel that looks the world of social media and what happens when your mistakes go viral. In 2019 I released a non-fiction book The (mostly) English Teachers' Survival Guide To Marking which outlines a coded marking and feed-forward system, designed to save teachers about 50% of their marking time. My first adult book Double Lives is being released in 2022. I live in Western Australia, with my husband, two daughters, a cat and two Maltese Shih Tzus.

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