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A photo of author Shivaun Plozza wearing a black top and standing in an inner city street

Photo credit: Peta Twisk

Shivaun Plozza’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Frankie, was nominated to ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List, highly commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, and won the Davitt Award for best YA crime novel. Her second novel, Tin Heart, was nominated to ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Shivaun’s middle grade debut, The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars, was a JLG selection. She has written two other middle grade novels: A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic and Meet Me at the Moon Tree. Shivaun lives in Australia with her cat.

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Shivaun Plozza is the award-winning author of books for Children and Young Adults. She won the Davitt Award for Best YA Crime Novel in 2017 and has been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the CBCA Book of the Year.

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