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When The Road Gets Rocky, Look For The Sparkles - Winning the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

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I've tootled on about winning the 2019 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award before so won't bore you with details of emotion gone wild. Sufficed to say, it's truly humbling to the point of mortification - I really don't know how to articulate my gratitude eloquently enough anymore. THANK YOU is just two little words that must shoulder so much meaning.

As part of the spectacularly successful inaugural SCBWI QLD Story Craft State Conference held last weekend, members of my dear SCWBI family presented me with the sparkly trophy that comes with an accolade like this, an actual crystal kite no less!


It is a thing of glittery beauty. Rainbows of light dance from its many faces reminding me of the little girl who dances with rainbows at the end of Holyrood Lane, the namesake and reason this book was chosen above all brilliant others to win this award for the Australia NZ region. Without Flick and her story, a story that sadly mirrors so many other young people and their families, there …