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Summary

Elaine Forrestal is a writer, reviewer, blogger, mentor and public speaker. She has novels, picture books, short story anthologies, historical fiction and magazine articles, and one poem, published around the world in English, Italian and Slovenian. She is also an experienced judge of writing competitions. Elaine lives in Scarborough, Western Australia, and walks on the dog beach - without a dog.

Biography

Elaine Forrestal is a trained teacher with a Bachelor of Education degree and a Higher Degree by Research majoring in Children's Fiction. Her first short stories were published in 1983, her first novel in 1991. She has been a full time author since 1999 and now has 18 books published. She has presented workshops, author talks, conference addresses and festival events Australia-wide as well as in Singapore, France and Northern Ireland. Elaine has a Working With Children Card and loves presenting workshops and author talks in schools and libraries. She is also happy to speak at book clubs for adults or children.

Relevant qualifications

Bachelor of Education (ECU) - Major in Children's Literature
Diploma of Teaching (ECU)
Higher Degree by Research (UWA) - Creative Writing
Working With Children Card

Recent experience

Writer in Residence
2017
Maylands Peninsula Primary School, 24th August
Murray Library, Pinjarra, 22nd August
Hilton Primary School, North Hilton, 21st August
Ursula Frayne Catholic College, East Perth, 14th – 16th August
2018
Presenter at History Teacher's Association, 19th August
2019
Churchlands Primary School, 6th November

Publications

Goldfields Girl

Goldfields Girl

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: historical fiction

To See the World

To See the World

Publisher: National Library Press

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: historical fiction

Miss Llewellyn Jones

Miss Llewellyn Jones

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: picture book

Black Jack Anderson

Black Jack Anderson

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2006

Genre: historical fiction

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 1996

Genre: middle grade/YA fiction

Get in touch

Website http://www.elaineforrestal.com.au

Facebook http://Books%20for%20Children.%20Young%20Adults%20and%20Avid%20Readers%20of%20any%20age

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