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Shivaun Plozza Shivaun Plozza i(9029952 works by)
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'Shivaun Plozza is a project editor, manuscript assessor and writer of YA fiction. Her debut novel, Frankie, is due for publication by Penguin in early 2016. She has published short stories, poetry and articles in various journals, both online and print, and has won numerous awards and fellowships. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Masters in Publishing and Communications, both from the University of Melbourne.'

Source: Text special issue Why YA?

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y separately published work icon Tin Heart Melbourne : Penguin , 2018 12364793 2018 single work novel young adult

'When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer The Dying Girl.

'But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Frankie Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9339864 2016 single work novel young adult

'Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances...

'When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes … and secrets of his own.

'Frankie's search for the truth might change her life, or cost her everything.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2017 winner Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2017 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2017 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults
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