Australian writer of books for younger readers, young adults, verse novels and poetry.

Painted Love Letters

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And bigger than all of that, I knew that sometimes you had to do the impossible like eat oysters or go shopping even when you could hardly breathe because that is what people did when they truly loved one another and it had nothing to do with freckles or anklebones or lipstick.” Dave is dying. Chrissie, Mum, Nan and Badger are going to be left behind. Because sometimes life is like that. “painted love letters” … a story of the heart.


Univ. of Queensland Press, 2002


CBCA Honour Book recognition
Winner - Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
Shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature
Children's Book Council of Australia Awards (2003) Honour Book, older readers