Glenda Millard

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Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life. The communities she has lived in and the surrounding landscapes have provided a rich source of inspiration and settings for many of her stories. It was not until Glenda's four children became teenagers that she began to write in her spare time. She is now a full-time writer.

Apart from writing, some of Glenda's favorite things are Jack Russell Terriers, hot-air ballooning, making and eating bread and pizza in the wood-fired oven that her husband built in the back yard, and reading books which either make her laugh or cry.

Glenda has published six picture books, three junior fiction titles, short stories and two young adult titles. 'The Naming of Tishkin Silk' was shortlisted in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Author's Comment: I don’t plot my stories before I start writing. I do think about them A LOT, though - mostly about the characters; trying to understand what makes them the way they are, to understand their emotions and find out how they would express themselves. I love surprises and most of my stories surprise me.

Nationality: Australian

Featured series by Glenda Millard

Kingdom of Silk - Age 7 & up