Author: Kelly Gardiner

Kelly Gardiner’s latest series is the time-slip trilogy for kids, The Firewatcher Chronicles. Her previous novel, 1917: Australia’s Great War, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Young People’s History Prize and the Asher Award. Kelly’s other books include the young adult novels Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes, both of which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and CBCA Notable Books; the Swashbuckler pirate trilogy; and Goddess, a novel for adults based on the life of the seventeenth century French swordswoman, crossdresser and opera singer, Julie d’Aubigny. Kelly worked for many years in queer media and now teaches creative writing at La Trobe University.

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