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Reading Ambassador 2021

Today is Australia Reading Hour

It’s been a mad few weeks. We had Book Week and the opportunity to visit many schools across the state: Peter Moyes, Swan Valley Christian College, Kolbe College, Duncraig SHS, St George’s, Belridge SHS, Servite College,John Wollaston meeting students from all age groups talking about writing and reading.

Peter Moyes Anglican School

Today it is Australia Reads. As an Ambassador for Australia Reads I decided to sit outside and read The Dying Alchemists a debut book by author Nicholas Bennett. It is a fusion of science and wonder with poetry and art. The illustrations are by Tina Wilson. It is a truly beautiful book and one you should look out for.

Did you get an hour to read today?

If so, what was it?

Charlie and me reading The Dying Alchemists

Author:

I am an Australian author of Young 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. Being released in August of 2016 is Saving Jazz, a novel that looks the world of social media and what happens when your mistakes go viral. I live in Western Australia, with my husband, two daughters, a cat and two Maltese Shih Tzus.

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