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HELLO!

Dear Reader, thanks for stopping by my fancy official site. Please feel free to check out my books, read a bit about how I started out in the world of writing, or get in touch and ask me my favourite Netflix show or breed of cat… I promise I’ll respond.

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ABOUT ME

Obsessed with storytelling. Devout consumer of books. Snacker of savoury snacks. I’m also the author of YA novel Half My Luck and MG novel The Sideways Orbit of Evie Hart (through the legends at HarperCollins). I started my writing career in teen magazines but now I'm a librarian by day.

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HALF MY LUCK

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From the winner of the inaugural Matilda Prize comes a heartwarming coming-of-age story about growing up in Australia when you're caught between two cultures.

Layla Karimi has been cursed by the evil eye. 

Well, that's what Layla's superstitious grandmother tells her. And Layla reckons it makes sense as she's sort of Australian and sort of Lebanese: a 'halfie' who doesn't really fit into either world.

THE SIDEWAYS ORBIT OF EVIE HART

Friendship, family and feelings collide in this sparkling middle-grade debut from Matilda Prize winner, Samera Kamaleddine.

Evie Hart likes rules. A lot. But as she embarks on her very last year of primary school, it feels like all the rules around her are being broken.

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SCHOOL TALKS

I love talking! If you would like me to talk at your school (about everything from ideas to identity) you can get in touch and ask about my 2024 availability.

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