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Born and raised in Australia, Libby Gleeson grew up with her five other siblings and her two parents, who were teachers. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney in 1973, and is a former English and History teacher, both on the secondary and tertiary levels. Her awards and accolades include: Junior Book of the Year (1997), short listed for Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year awards 11 times, Ibby Award (1992), among others. Libby currently lives in Australia and is a full-time writer of fiction for children and young adults. Scotland native Freya Blackwood grew up and currently lives in Orange, NSW, about three and a half hours west of Sydney (Australia). Creativity is in her blood. Her mother, Kay, is a painter and jeweler, and her father, John, is an architect. As her grandfather was also a painter, there was ample influence and encouragement in artistic pursuits as she grew up.
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