For the Forest of a Bird

I want to tell you that he’s coming home. . . and it’s going to be like it was before he went away, before everything broke apart.

Nella waits for the swallows by the creek each spring.

It's a secret vigil she's followed ever since her father left.

This year she's going to take her father with her. . . but is return ever possible?

A novel about love and the things you can and can't change 

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When Mia follows her sister. . .

halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. 
But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska?
And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?

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Awards                                                                                                                                     Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2012
Notable Australian Children's Book, Children's Book Council of Australia, 2012
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book, Australian Publishers' Association, 2012


Something In the World Called Love


When Esma moves into 22 Starling Street. . .

she knows she's come to the right place.

A place to become someone new. 

A place to belong.

As the seasons change, she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love.

But not in the way she expects. . .


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Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2009
Best Children’s Book Cover, Australian Publishers’ Association, 2009
Nominated for Australian Book Review Favourite Australian Novel, 2009


Watching Seagulls

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Notable Australian Children’s Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia, 1998


The Skin of a Star


Leamy and Em

In their own world.
Telling each other everything.
Hiding from the outside.
Secrets shared.
But things are changing.
Things are going wrong.
How are you supposed to
stay sane when everyone
around you is either going
crazy or going away?

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Sair has moved to a small town in Thailand where her mother has a job.
Things are so different there.
Sair misses her best friend, Miranda. 
She misses Australia. Then she meets Sukanya.

They don’t speak each other’s language so they have to somehow create their own.
It isn’t English and it isn’t Thai. 

It is special talk.

It is a special friendship.

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