Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology
The YA event of the year. Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA. Ages 14+
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times and internationally bestselling co-author of Illuminae and These Broken Stars. Her multiple award-winning books are slated for publication in over thirty countries, though none of them have made it to space yet. Amie did get to work as a storytelling consultant with NASA, though, which was as awesome as it sounds. Visit amiekaufman.com to find out more. Melissa Keil has lived in Minnesota, London and the Middle East, and now resides in her hometown of Melbourne. Her YA novels, Life in Outer Space and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl have both been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year and the Gold Inky awards. Will Kostakis is an award-winning author, but his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian, and that time a member of Destiny's Child said his name. Visit willkostakis.com to find out more. Ellie Marney is a teacher and author of the Every series (Every Breath, Every Word, Every Move), a highly-awarded YA crime trilogy. She advocates for and promotes Australian YA literature through #LoveOzYA, hosts an online book club - #LoveOzYA book club - and is a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador. She lives near Castlemaine, Victoria, with her partner and four sons. Visit elliemarney.com to find out more. Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, lived in the US, the UK and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is the prize-winning, best-selling author of the Ashbury-Brookfield books (including Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy) and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy (A Corner of White, The Cracks in the Kingdom and A Tangle of Gold). Visit jaclynmoriarty.com to find out more. Michael Pryor has published more than thirty novels and fifty something short stories. He is one of the co-publishers of Aurealis, a premier Fantasy and SF magazine. He has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award seven times, and seven of his books have been CBCA Notable books. Visit michaelpryor.com.au to find out more. Alice Pung is a Melbourne author whose award-winning books include Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter and Laurinda. She also wrote the Marly books for the Our Australian Girl series, and edited Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Visit alicepung.com to find out more. Gabrielle Tozer is an internationally published author from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Her debut YA novel, The Intern, won the State Library of Victoria's 2015 Gold Inky Award, and its sequel, Faking It, is out now. Based in Sydney, Gabrielle loves sharing her passion for storytelling and creativity, and has appeared at numerous festivals, schools and conferences around Australia. She has also been featured on Weekend Today, Triple J and ABC Radio, as well as in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dolly, Girlfriend, TV Week and Cosmopolitan. Remind Me How This Ends is Gabrielle's third YA novel. Her first picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), and her short story 'The Feeling From Over Here' (featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology) hit shelves in 2017. Say hello: gabrielletozer.com Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of ten YA novels, including Scatterheart, Pink and Green Valentine. After studying Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lili established the insideadog.com.au website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens. Visit liliwilkinson.com.au to find out more. Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, literary agent, and youth literature advocate. The short story in a #LoveOzYA anthology is her first book publication, and marks her as an emerging voice in the Australian YA landscape. Visit daniellebinks.com to find out more.