Charlie has worked as a primary and early years educator for many years. She has a Masters Degree in Studies of Asia and has spent time teaching in the UK, Australia, and Indonesia. In addition to teaching she has a passion for creative writing and has found herself drawn to writing stories for young adults and children.
Charlie’s debut young adult novel, Mallee Boys, was the recipient of the 2016 Adelaide Literary Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.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 blogs and short stories tend to be about resilience, kindness, curiosity and the vulnerable beauty of our natural world.