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Summary

Kate McCaffrey is an award winning, internationally published Young Adult author. Kate grew up in Perth’s northern suburbs. She has a degree in English and Art and a diploma in Education.

Biography

Kate is the author of five award-winning novels for young adults: Destroying Avalon (Fremantle Press 2006), winner of the WAYBRA Award for older readers and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Young Adults, translated into Hungarian, Slovenian and Korean; In Ecstasy (Fremantle Press 2008), winner of the Australian Family Therapists Children’s Literature Awards, translated into American; Beautiful Monster (Fremantle Press 2010), named a 2011 White Raven, selected from newly published books from around the world as especially noteworthy by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, Crashing Down (Fremantle Press 2014), winner of the Australian Family Therapists' Children's Literature Awards and Saving Jazz (Fremantle Press 2016), winner of the Australian Family Therapists' Children's Literature Awards. And for something completely different, The (mostly) English Teacher's Survival Guide to Marking One (Tentacle Publishing 2019), a reference book for teachers about using a coded marking and feed forward system, to reduce time spent marking and increase student results.

Relevant qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (English, Fine Art) UWA
Diploma of Education UWA

Recent experience

Shalom College Bundaberg: First Draft Festival 2019
Dymocks Busselton: Between the Lines 2019
Armadale Library: Book Week 2019
St George Anglican School: Book Week 2019
Margaret River SHS: workshops 2019

Publications

The (mostly) English Teacher's Survival Guide to Marking

The (mostly) English Teacher's Survival Guide to Marking

Publisher: One Tentacle Publishers

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Teacher Reference

Saving Jazz

Saving Jazz

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Young Adult

Crashing Down

Crashing Down

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Young Adult

In Ecstasy

In Ecstasy

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: Young Adult

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.katemccaffrey.org

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