Charlie is a 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 2022 Readings Childrens’s Prize and was shortlisted for the Text Prize. It is a 2023 CBCA Notable book.
Charlie’s debut YA novel Mallee Boys won the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.
Her YA novel Indigo Owl is a speculative fiction adventure and first picture book Raised by Moths will be released in 2023.
Her blogs, short stories and poems are about resilience, curiosity and the beauty of our world. Charlie is the recipient of an Arts South Australia Grant and is writing her first adult novel Transient Beauty.