Aunt DeliveranceSuch happy news this week, Withering-by-Sea was awarded an Honour Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Yay for Stella and Aunt Deliverance. You can see how happy she looks.

It has also been awarded the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, the Indies Award for Children and YA, and was shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards and the Davitt Awards.

I’m so grateful and happy about how well the book is doing. Lots of lovely feedback from readers! I’m busy writing book 2 right now, I’m about half way. Working hard…

It’s arrived!

I wasn’t expecting this for another month or so, but an advance copy arrived in the mail today. It looks lovely! I’m so happy with it. Check out the gorgeous ribbon! It’s going to be out here in Australia (published by ABC Books) in November, yay, and in the USA (by Atheneum books), in 2016. 

new withering book withering inside


Withering by Sea cover imageI’ve been working hard over the last few months, finishing up my new novel, Withering-by-Sea. Here’s the cover! I’m super proud of this book. It’s off to the printers this week, and will be published in Australia in November, by ABC Books. I can’t wait! My obsession with Victoriana has found an outlet at last!