Charlie is a freelance writer and educator. She has worked in Australia, the UK, and in Indonesia. Charlie was born in London and grew up in the UK before settling in Australia.

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Charlie’s debut YA novel, Mallee Boys, won the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.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