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DIANNE WOLFER, author of Mia

Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author of 21 books, translated into several languages. Recent publications include her second title in the Aussie STEM Stars series, Skye Blackburn-Lang: eating bugs for the planet, and The Last Light Horse, the fourth book in her acclaimed WWI 'Light' series, which has inspired stage productions and musical adaptations. Dianne writes across genres. Her fantasy quest novel The Shark Caller was sparked by the ancient practice of calling sharks and was written during PhD research into anthropomorphism and animal characters in children's literature. Her second PhD title, The Dog with Seven Names, won the 2019 Speech Pathology Award, was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature and was a CBCA Notable Book. She is an active member of the Australian writing community, having served six years as WA Advisor for SCBWI, and was winner of the Nance Donkin Award for Children's Literature.