Young Adult Fiction Author

I've been writing fiction for young adults since 2004. My novels include Words in Deep Blue, Graffiti Moon, Chasing Charlie Duskin (A Little Wanting Song) and the Gracie Faltrain trilogy. I've also written for younger readers with Rosie Staples' Magical Misunderstanding. Awards include The Prime Minister's Literary Award (2011), The Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Literature (2011), Winner of the Indie Book Awards (2017), YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List (2013), Cooperative Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) Recommended Book. 

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I've worked as a freelance writer for the past fifteen years. I've written blogs, newspaper articles, advertising copy, reading notes, educational resources, short stories, essays, publicity materials, interviews and speeches.

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Editing and Consulting services

I offer manuscript assessments, structural edits, proofreading services and novel consultations. 

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Teaching and Speaking

I've taught creative writing for the last twenty years in school and universities and privately. 

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Catherine Drayton, Inkwell Management

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New York, NY 10175 

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