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Summary

A.J. is an award-winning writer for teenagers and adults. She is best known for her recent speculative fiction duology Hive and Rogue, as well as Zac & Mia, which has been adapted for television. A.J. is an experienced speaker and teacher, and has a PhD on the topic of Wonder.

Biography

A.J. Betts is a Fremantle-based author, speaker, and teacher. Her bestselling novels are taught in schools around Australia. HIVE and ROGUE (Pan Macmillan; 2018, 2019) comprise a two-book speculative fiction series. A.J.'s award-winning third novel ZAC & MIA (Text Publishing, 2013) is available in fourteen countries, and has been adapted for American television (winning two Emmys in 2018). Her earlier novels are WAVELENGTH and SHUTTERSPEED (Fremantle Press; 2010, 2008). In 2019, A.J. graduated with a PhD from Edith Cowan Universit with a thesis entitled 'Wonderlust: the value of wonder for readers, writers, and The Vault'. A J. is originally from Queensland but has lived in Western Australia since 2004. She teaches English part-time at the Perth Children's Hospital at the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health. In 2019 she was awarded the inaugural WA Writer's Fellowship at the Premier's Literary Awards.

Relevant qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (ECU, 2019)
Bachelor of Education (QUT, 1993)

Recent experience

2019 - Brisbane Writers Festival (presenter and panel member)
2019 - Remarkable Women Conference, St Rita's College (workshop presenter and speaker)
2019 - Presenter for Science Week at Melville Library (on the topic of research in Hive and Rogue; adult audience)
2019 - Book Week interactive talks/workshops (held at various libraries and schools in Perth, August)
2019 - Creative writing workshop for ATAR students

Publications

Rogue

Rogue

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Young adult fiction

Hive

Hive

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Young adult fiction

Zac & Mia

Zac & Mia

Publisher: Text Publishing

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Young adult fiction

Wavelength

Wavelength

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Young adult fiction

Shutterspeed

Shutterspeed

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: Young adult fiction

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.ajbetts.com

Facebook http://AJBettsAuthor

Instagram http://ajbettswrites

Twitter http://a_j_bettts

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