I realise it's only February, but GET OUT YOUR TINSEL because I am working on a Christmas picture book. It's illustrated by the wonderful Amanda Francey, and it'll be out later this year with Allen & Unwin. It's been so delightful working on this project - picture books are such fun. It's called That Christmas Feeling. Here's a sneak peek at one of Amanda's beautiful illustrations!
Green Valentine is on the PMLA shortlist!!!
I just can't even with all the love that my little romantic comedy is getting. It's SO exciting, not only because it's my book and I'm proud of it, but also because it's awesome seeing funny, romantic books about girls finally getting some awards love.
And how amazing is this shortlist!?
- Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison (Magabala Books)
- Illuminae: The Illuminae Files _01 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
- A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay (Walker Books Australia)
- Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield (Text Publishing)
- Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson (Allen & Unwin)
You guys it's my first ever blog tour! Yay! Thanks so much to all the wonderful bloggers for hosting me. I'll post updates here once the tour begins!
I'm so excited and pleased and proud to share that I'll be a contributor to the upcoming LoveOzYA anthology, edited by Danielle Binks and out with HarperCollins in 2017. What a big honour to be featured alongside such great writer peeps!
As a Stella Schools Ambassador, one of my favourite things to do is talk to teenagers about writing girls and reading girls and what it means to be a feminist writer.
Which is why I am REALLY EXCITED to be a part of Girls Write Up, a day of talks, panels and workshops for all teens who have ever felt limited by their gender and want to understand how language can not only constrain but also be used to liberate and empower.
Girls Write Up is happening in Melbourne and Sydney in June. I'll be part of the Melbourne program. See the whole program and book here.