Book Week Bonus Episode 3 - Belinda Murrell

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Belinda Murrell worked as a travel writer and journalist before becoming the award-winning author of more than 35 books, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to adult non-fiction. Belinda’s books include Meet Zoe and Zac, popular series The Sun Sword, Lulu Bell and Pippa’s Island, and historical novels The Ivory Rose, The Locket of Dreams, The Forgotten Pearl and The Lost Sapphire. Accolades include Honour Book KOALAS, shortlisted 9 times for YABBA (Young Australians Best Book Award), CBCA Notable 2012 and 2017 and highly commended in the PM’s Literary Awards. In 2018, Belinda won the KOALA Legend award for her contribution to Australian children’s literature. Her latest books include an adult non-fiction bibliomemoir, Searching for Charlotte and The Silver Sea, the second book in a timeslip fantasy series for children. Belinda was the Director of the Writing NSW 2022 Kids and YA Festival where we recorded our Book Week 2022 bonus episodes.  Thanks for inviting us, Belinda! 


Find out more about Belinda at:


Facebook: @Belinda.Murrell.5

Instagram: @belinda_murrell

Belinda's books include:


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