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Middle Childhood Authors

Elizabeth Stevens

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Humour, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Writer. Reader. Perpetual student. Nerd. I am a full-time writer and PhD candidate (in YA Indie Book Marketing) with 30+ published books and a passion for all things storytelling. I’ve placed in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards twice (one a Silver medal). I am an avid fan of British comedy […]

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Gina Dawson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Gina is a qualified teacher and counsellor with a passion for writing books for children and young adults that educate on personal growth and social issues. She also works part-time as a ghost writer, proof reader and assisting folk to write memoirs. Her sixth and seventh books, New Holland Publishers, were released in January […]

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Mike Dumbleton

Genres: Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books,

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MIKE DUMBLETON is an award-winning writer of children’s books. Nine of Mike’s titles have been selected as ‘Notable Books’ by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). His books range from the humorous Santa’s Hi-Tech Christmas and Muddled-up Farm, (Speech Pathology Book of the Year), to the sensitive Passing On […]

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Lian Hearn

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language and many trips to Japan. This fascination culminated in Lian writing Across the Nightingale Floor which is the first in the Tales of the Otori series. Grass […]

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Janeen Brian

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Poetry,

Availability: School Visits,

Janeen is an award-winning children’s author whose work ranges from picture books, junior fiction, nonfiction, novels and poetry. Apart from her 70 + books published in trade and educational, she also writes for children’s magazines in Australia and the USA and has had over 100 stories, poems, articles and plays published. […]

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Rosanne Hawke

Genres: Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Picture Books,

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Rosanne Hawke is a children’s author who lives near Kapunda. Her books include Taj and the Great Camel Trek, Marrying Ameera, The Keeper, Soraya the Storyteller and Yardil. Many of her books have been ‘notable’ or shortlisted in Australian awards. Across the Creek won the Cornish Holyer an Gof Award. […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

Genres: Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Travel, Young Adult,

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Jane Turner Goldsmith, Adelaide Author, Books and Publishing

Jane Turner Goldsmith is a writer, psychologist and teacher. Her novel Poinciana (Wakefield Press, 2006) was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Prize. She has published short stories, poetry, flash pieces and children’s fiction and edited a non-fiction anthology of adoption stories. She has worked as a content writer for the Black […]

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Gillian Rubenstein

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Gillian has won the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year twice, for Beyond The Labyrinth and Foxspell, and has had several books listed as Honour Books in the same awards, as well as many shortlistings for these and other awards. She has won the Festival Award twice (for Space Demons and Beyond the Labyrinth), the New […]

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Allayne Webster

Genres: Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

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Allayne Webster is a Children’s/Young Adult Author. Allayne’s first YA novel, ‘Our Little Secret’, was longlisted for a Golden Inky, and her second publication, ‘Barnesy’, a junior fiction novel illustrated by Tom Jellett, was selected for the Premier’s Reading Challenges across Australia. Allayne’s second YA novel, ‘Stresshead’, was released to […]

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Alan Tucker

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His […]

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