Christine lives in the Adelaide Hills, but
she writes anywhere she can find a pen or plug in her laptop
computer. The strangest
place she has written a story is in Pizza Hut on a serviette.
established her reputation as a writer with her first collection
of stories, Outer Face. In less than six months it was reprinted
three times. Christine has written almost fifty books in a
variety of styles; speculative fiction, horror, thrillers, humour,
fiction, plays and two picture book texts.
her books have been nominated for, or won awards: Various children’s
choice, Christian Schools Award, Psychologists for Peace Literature
Awards, Aurealis for speculative fiction and Children’s Book
Council of Australia.
latest books are the very popular Audrey of the Outback series, Audrey of the Outback (shortlisted for the CBCA Younger Reader Book of the Year in 2009), Audrey Goes to Town (winner of the Children’s Peace Literature Prize 2009) and Audrey's Big Secret.
Other books include the Spy
Girl series, published in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand,
UK, USA, Canada and will be out soon in Brazil and Japan. Cool
Bananas, a funny junior novel, and Outback:
The Diary of Jimmy Porter 1927-1928 in the My Story series.
Christine is often
asked, ‘What inspires you?’
Her answer is ‘Readers’.
Like Georgie, who wrote, 'Your book is infinity times excellent.'
A dynamic, funny
and very popular speaker, Christine regularly speaks in schools and
conferences, and conducts workshops. She and her writer husband, David
Harris, are frequently invited to work as writers in residence
and there was excellent feedback from Christine's last visit to Sydney.
and funny ... captivating and riveting ... she's just brilliant'
'Best guest speaker
we've had ... she was fabulous ... everybody was inspired by her
week I spoke with our Yr 4&5 students and they had excellent
recall about what you said about writing AND they remembered all
those funny stories that you shared. Thank you for your enthusiasm
and professional approach. It has certainly had a positive influence
on encouraging the children not only to read for enjoyment but also
to attempt to write interesting stories.'
can be found at her website and
also at www.audreyoftheoutback.com.au
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