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  • Kids Who Did

    Mon 4 Feb, 2019

    Twenty years ago, ‘Tough Stuff – true stories of kids and courage’ was published by Allen & Unwin. It was a book straight from my heart. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, I’ve rewritten the entire book, updating old stories, adding 11 new stories and a new chapter. Tough Stuff was so loved that it never…

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  • A twilight chat for members of PETAA

    Wed 12 Sep, 2018

    This Thursday! Looking forward to chatting with Davina Bell and Paul Jennings.

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  • On the trail of Jessie Traill

    Thu 3 May, 2018

    Jessie Traill influenced the creation of two of my novels; The Year it All Ended and The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie.  Check out my blogpost about Jessie and the trail of her letters, postcards and paintings that are held in Australian libraries and galleries.

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Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Every adult was once a child and the child inside them never completely disappears.”

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