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CARLA FITZGERALD

Children's Author

Keeping up with the Dachshunds out now! 

How to be Prime Minister and Survive Grade Five available for pre-order at https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-be-prime-minister-and-survive-grade-five-carla-fitzgerald/book/9780702265587.html

 

ABOUT ME

Carla Fitzgerald is a writer, a recovered lawyer and mum of three, from Sydney.

Carla has honours degrees in arts (English Literature) and law. Before she discovered the joys of making stuff up, she worked for a judge, in private practice and at the Australian Human Rights Commission.  Now she works at her messy kitchen table trying not to eat all the biscuits.

She is a Books in Homes Role Model and a Coach with the Harding Miller Education Foundation. Carla is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA).

Carla's debut picture book, Keeping Up with the Dachshunds is out now. You can order a copy at 

https://larrikinhouse.com.au/products/keeping-up-with-the-dachshunds

Carla's debut middle-grade novel, How to be Prime Minister and Survive Grade Five will be out with UQP in August 2022. You can pre-order a copy at https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-be-prime-minister-and-survive-grade-five-carla-fitzgerald/book/9780702265587.html

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AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

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2021

126 Scoops, The School Magazine, September 2021

An Old Friend, The School Magazine, August 2021

Smuggle Bunnies - Second Place - CYA Conference - 'Aspiring - chapter books - younger readers category'

2020

126 Scoops (Short Story), Shortlisted, Creative Kids Tales competition

The Extra Hour (Short Story), Shortlisted, Creative Kids Tales competition 

How to Rule the World? (MG) Runner Up, 'Pitch it' Just Write for Kids competition

Smuggle Bunnies (JF), shortlisted, 'Pitch it' Just Write for Kids competition

2019

No Hat Pat (picture book) - Honourable Mention, 'Pitch it', Just Write For Kids competition

Liberty Law - Mentorship - ASA

Liberty Law - First Place - CYA Conference - 'Aspiring - chapter books - older readers' category'

Liberty Law - Highly Commended - Greenleaf Press Blossoms Kids & YA Competition

2018

The Buffet - Shortlisted, Wollongong Writers Short Story Competition 2018

The Walk - Commended Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing 2018

Soles - 3rd place. Sutherland Shire Literary Competition 2018

BB - 2nd runner-up. Byron Bay Writers Festival Flash Fiction Competition 2018

 

CONTACT

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