Charlie has worked as an educator for many years. She has a Master of Education 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.

Her new young adult novel is Indigo Owl. A fast paced speculative fiction adventure.

Charlie’s debut young adult novel, Mallee Boys, was the recipient of the 2016 Adelaide Literary Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was a 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour book.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 middle grade manuscript, Red Bottomed Boat, was shortlisted for the 2020 Text Prize.

Her blogs and short stories tend to be about resilience, kindness, curiosity and the vulnerable beauty of our natural world.