Pre-Orders Open for Underdog: #LoveOzYA!

Here’s the blurb, and then I’ll tell you why I love it!

#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young-adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers.

This anthology collects, for the first time, some of the tremendous work from the #LoveOzYA community.

Featuring a foreword by award-winning Australian novelist Fleur Ferris (Risk, Wreck, Black and Found), Underdog celebrates the diverse, dynamic and ever-changing nature of our nation’s culture. From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about #LoveOzYA.

I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Underdog, and I was blown away by the quality of the stories within! Two of them reduced me to actual tears, some made me laugh out loud, and others were unlike anything I had read before.

My story, Breathe Me In, is included. More details to come on that one!

Pre-orders are open now! You can order from your favourite book-sellers (links below).


Book Depository


Black Inc Books


Amazon Kindle


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