is a British/Australian author best known for her novel ''Stolen
'', which won the Branford Boase award 2010 in the UK, and the 2010 Gold Inky in Australia. Her second book, ''Flyaway'', was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Book Awards
and the 2010 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
. She currently lives in the United Kingdom and is working on her fourth novel, as well as the screenplay for her critically acclaimed novel ''Stolen''.
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