Charlie is a writer and primary school educator. She has spent time teaching in Australia, the UK, and in Indonesia. She currently writes for a non-profit organisation.
Her middle grade novel The Sugarcane Kids and the Red Bottomed Boat, was shortlisted for the Text Prize and The Readings Children’s Prize 2022.
Charlie’s debut young adult novel, Mallee Boys, was the recipient of the 2016 Adelaide Literary Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.
Her 2020 young adult novel Indigo Owl is a fast paced speculative fiction adventure.
Her blogs, short stories and peoms tend to be about resilience, kindness, curiosity and the vulnerable beauty of our world. Charlie has her first picture book coming out in 2023.