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Welcome to Krista Bell’s website

Thank you for visiting my website. I’m an Australian author with 27 books for young readers published over the last 25 years – with several more in the pipeline, including 3 that will be published as original texts in Italy. SEGRETI IN SICILIA (Secrets in Sicily), a bi-lingual parallel text in Italian and English, will be published in Italy in September 2016 with an author tour in Italy that month for the launch in Palermo, Sicily.

My first book, JEZZA, a picture book about a dog that plays AFL football, was illustrated by Kym Lardner and was first published way back in 1991.

Since then I’ve  had a wide variety of picture books, chapter books and junior novels published for young readers aged between 4 and 14.

You can check out all my books on the BOOKS page. I hope you enjoy reading about my latest titles and that you rush to your nearest library to borrow them.

Books in Print

Two of my most recent books, plus one to be published in early 2017:

BURNING THE BAILS: The story of the Ashes.

It’s a cricket legend that I needed to share with you as most people do not know the real story.

JACK’S BUGLE illustrated by Belinda Elliott

This is a World War 1 story in picture book format set at Gallipoli and published by Windy Hollow Books.

BESSIE’S WAR, also illustrated by Belinda Elliott, is a companion volume to be published in early 2017 by Windy Hollow Books. It’s about Australian children in World War 1.

If you would like to write to me about one of my books you’ve read or to ask me a question about it, please send me an email via the CONTACT box.

I might choose to post your letter on my site but, if you would prefer me not to do that, then please let me know.


If you would like Krista to visit your school, to give talks or do some workshops, please contact her via email for pricing and availability.

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