Writing update: histories, mysteries and an agent.

2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for yours truly, because I already have not one but two new book deals lined up!

The first project is something entirely different for me – a historical novel. A new addition to Penguin’s outstanding stable of Australian historical fiction for children, this action-packed novel is set during the Great Depression, and follows the adventures of a gang of boys in inner Melbourne as they try to save one of their families from getting evicted.

I’ve really enjoyed doing the research for this story – poring over history books in the State Library and flipping my way through the virtual pages of old newspapers in Trove. I’ve uncovered hundreds of fascinating facts about Melbourne in the 1930s (did you know that the Freddo Frog was inspired by the small frogs that live in Merri Creek?) and have managed to work a good many of them into what I hope will be a thrilling urban adventure.

I’ve also written some stories for a second project that is loads of fun. I won’t give too much away at this stage, but let’s just say it’s a mystery series and that there are illustrations involved (not drawn by me, thank goodness). Watch this space!

Oh, and I’ve recently signed with a literary agent, Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown. If you’re the head of a global publishing house with a six-figure advance for me (or heck, a few free pens will do) please get in touch with Pippa directly.

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