Three more shortlists for Stellarphant

Fantastic news – Stellarphant has been shortlisted for three more awards!

It’s up for the WA Premier’s Book Awards in the Writing for Children category …

… plus Best Children’s Fiction in the Aurealis Awards (Australia’s national awards for speculative fiction) …

… as well as a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite (a special award based on votes from regional peers).

These honours come hot on the heels of a shortlisting for 2022 Picture Book of the Year in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.

I’m so grateful to have Stellarphant recognised in these awards; it genuinely means a lot.


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Last Viking shortlisted for 4 awards

Norman Jorgensen and I received great news this year regarding our children’s book, The Last Viking. It has been shortlisted for 4 awards!

  • the 2012 Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards
  • the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
  • the 2012 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Awards
  • the 2011 Aurealis Awards for Australian fantasy, science fiction and horror creators

It’s a great buzz to be nominated with Norman, and also to be nominated alongside illustrators that I look up to.