A.J. Betts (Australia)

A.J. Betts is the award-winning author of five YA novels (Rogue, Hive, Zac & Mia, Wavelength, Shutterspeed). Zac & Mia won the Text Prize for YA writing, the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature (NSW Premier’s Award), the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was published in 12 countries. AJ is currently undertaking her PhD in ‘wonder’ in young adult fiction. She works at Princess Margaret Hospital as an English teacher. She is a popular presenter at festivals and schools, combining her passion for creativity, story, and education. She lives in Perth by the beach.