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Lorraine Marwood, author of Leave Taking
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Lorraine Marwood

Biography

Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children. Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children’s novels and collections of poetry. Lorraine was also the recipient of a May Gibbs mentorship in children's writing.

Her previous titles (Walker Books Australia) include Ratwhiskers and Me, published in 2008, and Star Jumps which was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category, a Notable mention in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010 and won the inaugural Prime Minister’s award for children’s fiction in 2010.