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Charlie is a writer and educator. She has worked in Australia, the UK, and in Indonesia.

Her middle grade novel The Sugarcane Kids and the Red Bottomed Boat, won The Readings Childrens’s Prize and was shortlisted for the Text Prize.

Charlie’s debut YA novel, Mallee Boys, won the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.

Her YA novel Indigo Owl is a fast paced speculative fiction adventure.

Her blogs, short stories and poems are about resilience, curiosity and the beauty of our world. Her first picture book is out next year.