I was born in Melbourne, Australia, and have been a giant book nerd for as long as I can remember. I studied Cinema and Anthropology at uni, and then spent a few more years dabbling in a bunch of graduate stuff, including Professional Writing and Editing. In between I have been a high school teacher, Middle Eastern tour guide, waitress, community theatre dogsbody, and IT help desk person (hands down, my most unsuccessful job to date). Now, by day, I am a children’s book editor, and I spend most of the rest of my time reading, writing, buying comic books, watching YouTube, and wrangling a cheeky spoodle named Hugo. My debut YA novel, Life in Outer Space, was the winner of the 2013 Ampersand Project, and has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, The CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers), and the Gold INKY. The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl, and The Secret Science of Magic are out now. My short story, Sundays, is also featured in the awesome inaugural #LoveOzYA anthology Begin, End, Begin.
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