Foreword by Fleur Ferris
We are thrilled to announce that the Underdog Short Story compilation will feature a foreword by award-winning Aussie YA author Fleur Ferris!
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Fleur Ferris spent the first seventeen years of her life growing up on a farm in Patchewollock, North West Victoria. She then moved twenty times in twenty years. During this time, Fleur sometimes saw the darker side to life while working for a number of years as a police officer and a paramedic.
She now lives a more settled lifestyle on a rice farm in Southern New South Wales, with her husband and three young children.
Fleur’s colourful and diverse background has given her unique insight into today’s society and an endless pool of experiences to draw from. Her debut novel, Risk, won the award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was the joint-winner of the Best Debut Book award, at the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards in 2016. Risk also won the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature in 2016, and was longlisted for the Indie Book Awards.
Fleur has since penned the critically-acclaimed YA thrillers Black and Wreck, and has a fourth novel set to be released in July, 2018, titled Found.
At Underdog, we love not only Fleur’s brilliant YA crime novels but also her unique personal journey into the world of publishing. We cannot wait to hear her thoughts on Australian young adult fiction in her Underdog Short Stories foreword!
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