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Teenagers have been reading crime for a long time, but now the selection of books tailored for YA readers is better than ever before! Have a look at where the genre came from, your favourite detectives – from Sherlock to Nancy Drew – and what makes YA crime different, with a quick glance down the list of new Australian and overseas YA crime fiction, including Ellie’s book Every Breath.
Ever wanted to try your hand at crafting a crime story? Don’t make the same mistakes I did first time around, throwing red herrings about willy-nilly! In this workshop, discover a few practical tips and suggestions on how to get the words out of your head and onto paper, as well as how to brew […]
Although new statistics on reading show that YA books are crossing the age-divide, many parents and adults are still a bit mystified by Young Adult as a category. Ellie has the unique perspective of being on all sides of the equation – reader, parent, teacher, author – and this talk provides an opportunity to examine […]
What’s it like, getting a book published? Where do you get your ideas? (and why are they all so gory?) How do you combat lower back pain from all the sitting? Are you crazy, trying to write with a family of kids tearing around? Get the lowdown on Ellie’s process and her path to publication, […]