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Maureen McCarthy

Maureen McCarthy

An award winning author and scriptwriter, Maureen is regarded as one of Australia’s best loved writer’s for Young Adults.

Her novels have been short listed for numerous awards and include the In Between series, which was adapted from scripts Maureen co-wrote with Shane Brennan for SBS TV; Ganglands; Cross My Heart; Chain of Hearts; Flash Jack; and When You Wake and Find Me Gone.

Her bestselling and much loved book Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life, was made into a highly successful four part mini-series for ABC TV.

Maureen’s novels are full of gutsy and believable characters caught at the cusp of adulthood - a time when so much is changing and being decided. Her strong storylines celebrate the complexity of contemporary life with honesty and humor.