Kelly Gardiner writes historical fiction for readers of all ages. Her latest book is ‘Goddess’ (Fourth Estate, June 2014), a novel based on the life of the remarkable Julie d’Aubigny, also known as Mademoiselle de Maupin – a 17th century opera singer and swordswoman. Kelly’s other books include the award-winning young adult novels ‘The Sultan’s Eyes’, and ‘Act of Faith’ (HarperCollins), and her children’s books include ‘Billabong Bill’s Bushfire Christmas’ (Random House) and the ‘Swashbuckler!’ trilogy (HarperCollins): ‘Ocean Without End’, ‘The Pirate’s Revenge’ and ‘The Silver Swan’.
Kelly is a professional writer and editor, and teaches writing and digital literacy. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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A bit frantic. Remind me to never again move house on book deadline and just before teaching starts. But that’s over now. I have settled into a new home, where I’ve made the strategic decision to place my desk under a window in the living room, instead of tucked away…
How gorgeous is this? It’s the series logo for The Fire Watcher Chronicles, my new time travel trilogy with Scholastic. I can’t wait for you to see the cover design for book one, Brimstone.
What’s happening? It’s Women’s History Month. I’ll be having a chat about writing about women of the past at the Women’s History day at Eltham Library on March 3. Then on 19 March, I’ll be reading a bit from the draft of Grace, on the lives of Irish pirate Grace O’Malley…