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Pip Harry

Author, Inspirational Speaker, Journalist

Pip Harry is a journalist, blogger and author of I’ll Tell You Mine. Pip found it extremely difficult to become an author and would now like to inspire young adults to keep striving for their goals, no matter how many setbacks and knockbacks they get along the way.

Where were you born?

Melbourne. I also grew up in the USA and Singapore.

What other jobs have you had?

Target check out chick, nanny, rowing and swimming coach, pool lifeguard, sports writer, university lecturer, envelope stuffer, magazine reporter and celebrity interviewer.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Identity and self esteem, growth and personal development, love and relationships, high school survival, grief, rules and authority.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Helping to organise and then coordinate media coverage on 3 Logie awards nights. Making my way up the magazine ladder to become Acting Editor on TV WEEK. Globetrotting as a roving Travel Editor for Woman’s Day Signing a book deal with UQP. Taking a group of homeless writers to the Sydney Writer’s Festival where they read their amazing writing to a capacity crowd.

Where have your works been published?

Australia and NZ

What are you passionate about?

The value and contribution of teenagers in our society. Helping people (particularly the marginalised or damaged) unlock their creative writing skills and enjoy the written word. Australian fiction writing in all its forms. Ocean swimming – throwing myself into the big blue and fighting my way through rips, surf and chop to the finish line!

Haven’t I seen you before?

Why yes! You might know me from such magazines as Good Health, NW, Woman’s Day or TV Week – where I have been a writer, editor and columnist. You might have also seen me standing next to a very famous person on a red carpet.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

A chocolate brownie and a flat white.

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