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Gender: Female
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Fleur Ferris grew up on a farm in Patchewollock in North West Victoria. She worked for a number of years as a police officer and paramedic and is a writer of young-adult fiction. 

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Wreck 2017 single work novel young adult

'Bad things happen. Fight to make things right. Or let it wreck your life. 

'Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her life in danger. What is this mysterious note? And why does it mean so much to one of Australia’s most powerful media moguls? 

'Caught between a bitter rivalry and dangerous family secret, who can Tamara trust? Or should she trust herself? ' (Publication summary) 

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2018 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
Black 2016 single work novel young adult thriller

'Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. Five months, two weeks and four days . . . She can't wait to leave the town where she's known only as ‘Black'. Because of her name, of course. But for another reason, too.

'Everyone says Black Marshall is cursed.

'Three of her best friends have died in tragic accidents. After Oscar, the whispers started. Now she's used to being on her own. It's easier that way.

'But when her date for the formal ends up in intensive care, something in quiet little Dainsfield starts to stir. Old secrets are revealed and terrifying new dangers emerge.

'If only Black could put all the pieces together, she could work out who her real enemies are. Should she run for her life, or stay and fight?' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
Risk 2015 single work novel young adult

'Best friends Taylor and Sierra meet a hot guy in a chat room online. Both fall for Jacob's charms, but as usual, the more outgoing and vivacious Sierra overshadows Taylor and wins his attention. Taylor's devastated – Sierra already kissed Callum, Taylor's secret crush, over the summer holidays. Life's not fair, especially when Sierra's around.

'Moving quickly, Sierra sets up a date with Jacob on Friday after school. She asks Taylor and their friends to cover for her. Even though she's upset, Taylor is still Sierra's best friend and agrees to help. But Sierra abuses the favour and calls to say she's going to spend the night with her date. She doesn't come home all weekend, doesn't answer her phone and nobody's heard from her . . .

'Taylor is torn. She doesn't want to betray Sierra by telling her parents but at the same time she's concerned for her welfare. Finally, Callum convinces her to tell. The police are called and their worst fears are confirmed when Sierra's body is found miles from Melbourne a week later . . .

'Devastated, Taylor becomes obsessed with finding Sierra's killer. As clues emerge, Taylor races against time to try and save the predator's next victim.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 winner YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2016 joint winner Davitt Award Best Debut
2016 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
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