Charlotte Calder

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Charlotte is based in Orange, NSW

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Charlotte Calder was born in Adelaide and grew up in the Adelaide Hills and Darwin. She lives with her husband (plus her 3 adult children when they’re home for a break) and an assortment of animals near Orange, in the Central West of NSW.

In other lives she’s worked as a photographer, an actor and now doubles as a copywriter.

She’s the author of four YA novels, published by Pan Macmillan – Settling Storms, Cupid Painted Blind, Surviving Amber and Paper Alice.

Stuck! (Walker Books) was a 2010 CBCA Notable Picture Book, and shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.

The Ghost at the Point (Walker Books) is to be a CBCA Qld Readers’ Cup Finals title ( Yr 6 – 7) at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, and is in contention for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, Children and YA section.

Charlotte loves giving author talks and workshops to all age groups, including adults.

Charlotte's Books

by Charlotte Calder. Illustrated by Mark Jackson.

Charlie's kite gets stuck up in the tree - how will he and his friends get it down, when everything else he and the gang throw up gets stuck, too?! Hint: watch that cat, and the bird! ps: and spot the nosy caterpillar, on just about every page!

The idea for Stuck! came from Alexander getting his newly assembled remote control plane stuck in the big tree in front of our house, on its maiden flight! Just like in the book, everything we threw up got stuck too! It happened several years ago, but even now, things are still falling out ...

The Ghost at the Point
by Charlotte Calder.

Dorrie wonders if Aunt Gertrude s stories are true. Is there really a ghost boy roaming the cliffs? The thought makes her shudder. But how else can she explain the shadowy figure she glimpsed moving through the stringybarks? And the other strange happenings around the point?

Dorrie is determined to discover the truth even if it means confronting a ghost.

Charlotte's Workshops

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Trunkey Creek Public School

Glenroi Heights Public School

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