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  • Krista Bell: Rosa Morettino International Literary Award

    Posted: October 20 2016

    This was a most amazing evening of celebration in Palermo, Sicily, in September 2016 when I won the inaugural Rosa Morettino Abbadessa International Literary Award and then gave a speech in halting Italian.   A real honour to receive this award for my bi-lingual junior novel SECRETS IN SICILY/SEGRETI IN SICILIA which is newly published […]


    Posted: July 27 2016

    My latest title, SECRETS IN SICILY/SEGRETI IN SICILIA is a junior novel for readers 8+ (including adults who are learning to speak Italian in Australia or English in Italy!) which is published in parallel Italian on the left hand page and English on the right hand page.   I’m excited to say that I will […]

  • author tour of Lake Bolac area in country Victoria

    Posted: April 14 2016

    Many, many thanks to the LIONS CLUB OF WILLAURA for making my author tour to Lake Bolac Community College and Maroona Primary School such a huge success this week. I travelled with illustrator Marjory Gardner and we loved every minute of our trip in this beautiful part of Australia.   The children and the teachers were […]


    Posted: February 2 2016

    Had a wonderful hour today talking by Skype to Grades 5 and 6 at Danbury Elementary School in Iowa this morning (7.3am Tuesday our time and 2.30pm Monday their time: 17 hour difference, which the kids found amazing) about my life as an author and in particular about my two junior novels WHO CARES? and […]

  • Author visit to St Cecilia’s in Glen Iris to meet a young fan: I totally love my job

    Posted: May 25 2015

    What a delight it was to be invited to “pop in” to St Cecilia’s in Glen Iris last Monday, while Lucy Bilston from Miss Lloyd’s brilliant Grade 6 class gave an author presentation about me with special reference to my junior novel No Tears. We started with Lucy interviewing me, then giving a state-of-the-art media presentation […]

  • JACK’S BUGLE enjoying popularity as ANZAC Day nears

    Posted: April 22 2015

    This is what an author loves to see:  JACK’S BUGLE being read and enjoyed by the audience it’s aimed at. God bless the brave ANZACs.

  • Krista’s speech at Assembly at Yarrawonga College P-4

    Posted: March 24 2015

    Krista speaks about working with students at Yarrawonga College P-4   What a wonderful week I had at Yarrawonga College P-4. Here’s my speech at the Friday Assembly to the whole school, parents and teachers.

  • Author visit to Yarrawonga College P-12

    Posted: March 23 2015

    Fantastic 9 days away in Yarrawonga in Northern Victoria working at two of the three campuses of the P-12 College. Firstly I worked with the Middle School, giving Meet the Author sessions to Grade 5 and Grade 6, then conducting a huge writing workshop filled enthusiastically by students who wanted to come. No compulsion. They […]

  • CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEWS on ABC Radio in Queensland

    Posted: November 21 2014

    Have just reviewed some great new titles from amongst the plethora of Christmas books this year, on ABC Radio on my usual segment with Rebecca McLaren. This was our last show before the Christmas break. Scary, right? ONE NIGHT by Penny Matthews, illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Omnibus Books is the retelling […]

  • DYMOCKS CAMBERWELL Annual Booklovers Christmas SALE EVENING

    Posted: November 19 2014

    This Thursday evening, 20th November, from 6pm-8pm, I will be one of about 30 local authors (both children’s and adults books) who will be signing books at Dymocks in the Well in Burke Road at Camberwell. Renowned journalist, tv presenter and author BARRY CASSIDY will be the main attraction and I am really looking forward […]


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