Another shortlisting for Thirst
Thirst has been shortlisted for the Environment Award for Children’s Literature! Once again I am in fine company. A huge thank you to my publishers, Scholastic, for believing in this story, and The Wilderness Society for creating this award (and choosing my book!)
Great Christmas news for me from the land up near Santa Claus! My novel, Thirst, is now to be published in Sweden, Norway and Finland. I guess adventure stories about kids trying to survive in hot, dry, dusty red deserts are like stories set on Mars for the Scandinavians.
But I get it and love them for it! The stark difference between the dry outback of Australia and the lush Canadian wilderness in Gary Paulssen’s novel series, Hatchet, is what inspired me to write Thirst. We all love to escape to somewhere different from our homes when we read. That’s part of the adventure.
I am so excited to soon be reaching a new audience in a place that is over 15 000 kilometres away. Hello to my future fans at the top of the world!
Thank you to all of my friends and fans in Australia and around the world. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and 2016 is filled with friends, fun and fabulous fiction.