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Kelli Hawkins Kelli Hawkins i(21225856 works by) (a.k.a. Kelli Anne Hawkins)
Gender: Female
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Kelli Hawkins published her debut novel in March 2021 with HarperCollins. Her debut children's book, under the name Kelli Anne Hawkins, was scheduled for publication in September 2021.

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y separately published work icon Copycat Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2023 27465137 2023 single work children's fiction children's detective

'There are some things about Seagulls Nest that 11-year-old Skye Starling likes ...

  • Egg sandwiches (tick)
  • Admiral Mittens (her cat), who's always trying to get her attention (tick)
  • Writing mystery stories about star detective Red Fox (tick)
  • Spying on suspicious townsfolk with her new friend Bailey (tick)
  • The Annual Squawk Awards (tick)

'and there are some things she doesn't like at all ...

  • Winston, the Mayor's chicken (he pecks!) (cross)
  • Her freshly finished novel being stolen (cross)
  • The crimes in her novel happening in REAL LIFE! (cross)
  • Everyone in the town acting suspiciously (cross)
  • Being the only one who can find the real criminal! (cross cross cross!)

'Will Skye uncover the culprit in time to save the town?'(Publication summary)

2024 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
y separately published work icon Birdbrain Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2022 24803463 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'The funny, whimsical and quirky new adventure from Australian rising star Kelli Anne Hawkins.

'When seven strangers arrive at a small Australian caravan park to tell Hadley Boggs that her dad is the long-lost heir to the kingdom of Ludrovia, she can hardly believe it.

'Her dad -- the world's most indecisive man, a man who takes the advice of their pet budgie, a man named BARRY -- is king?!

'Soon, Hadley jets off to an exciting new life, where she meets dancing goats, learns of an ancient Ludrovian prophecy and comes face to face with the country's hair-obsessed president.

'Hadley quickly falls in love with her quirky adopted home, so when she and her new friends discover the president's secret deal to sell the country to a cheese-loving billionaire, she knows they must act.

'But can the Birdbrain prophecy help them save Ludrovia before everything turns to fondue?' (Publication summary)

2023 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2023 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Hannah Janzen.
y separately published work icon All She Wants Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2022 23807325 2022 single work novel thriller

'Ask no questions. Tell no lies. The utterly compelling new novel from the bestselling author of Other People's Houses

'Lindsay just wants to be a mother. And when she discovers her partner is leaving her for another woman, her dreams are left in tatters. He was her last chance at a family ... or was he?

'Then she meets Jack, they fall hard for each other, and suddenly everything seems perfect. But why is his sister Natalie so strangely protective of him, yet eager to pass the responsibility to Lindsay? Who are these siblings, why did they really leave the UK, and what terrifying secrets lie in their past?

'And does Lindsay really want to know?'(Publication summary)

2023 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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