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Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her debut novel, Frankie, was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year (older readers) and won a number of awards, including the Davitt Awards and a commendation from the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her second novel, Tin Heart, sold in four foreign territories, received two starred reviews, and was nominated to ALA’S Best Fiction for Young Adults list. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars, was released in late 2020 in Australia and the US; a Russian edition will be released soon. A Reluctant Witch's Guide to Magic is forthcoming in 2022 from Clarion Books and Penguin Random House Australia. When she is not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.