Writer of two middle-grade books in the Choose Your Own Ever After series for Hardie Grant, and three YA novels through UQP, including Everything is Changed (CBCA Notable, and shortlisted for Best YA at the Davitts).
Her middle grade novel, The Secrets We Keep, was a CBCA Notable, shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Prize, shortlisted for the ABIA Awards, shortlisted for the Speech Pathologist Awards, shortlisted for the YABBA Awards 2018 and shortlisted for the Sakura Medal in Japan. Her second book in this series, The Secrets We Share was out in October 2017 (CBCA Notable) and her third in this series was published earlier this year.
Writer of Film Victoria short films Ripples and Mr Wasinski’s Song (AWGIE nomination and winner Best Australian Short at MIFF). Short fiction published in Overland, Mslexia, Kill Your Darlings, Wet Ink and Island and non-fiction in Overland and Fairfax Media. Her book Sick Bay for middle grade readers won the YABBA Award 2021 for Best Book for Older Readers, Years 7-9, and had a CBCA Notable in 2020. It has just been published in the US through Simon and Schuster. Nova is a regular on ABC Radio talking about historic children’s books in Australia, and her co-written novel Elsewhere Girls was published in 2021.
About our workshop:
This workshop is ideal for writers who are newcomers to middle grade writing and looking to build on knowledge and skills, or are keen for a refresher on approaching middle grade writing plot, character and story arc development.
This workshop made possible thanks to funding from the Mornington Peninsula Shire Creative Community Grant.
Tea and coffee available, BYO own lunch or head to nearby cafe’s for catering (not in walking distance).