Clara has been shortlisted

August 15th, 2021

I am absolutely delighted to see that A Clue for Clara has been shortlisted for the 2021 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards!

These awards come up once a year for Australian women crime writers, and I didn’t know they even had a children’s section. You can see all the shortlistings here:

Allen & Unwin put up a picture of their books from the various shortlists โ€“ most of them competing for the adult crime awards. But there’s Clara on the end. It’s so cute and funny seeing my brave little chook next to those other sinister covers.

The winners will be announced at 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 28, on the Sisters in Crime YouTube channel.

So now I’m about to start reading the competition. Here are the books Clara is up against in the children’s crime section:

It’s a very strong shortlist. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.


On a far more serious note, I know that some of you are back under lockdown. I hope you’re doing okay and treating yourselves and those around you with great kindness and compassion. And that this passes as quickly as possible.

Sending hugs to all of you.

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