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A. J. Betts A. J. Betts i(A117032 works by) (a.k.a. Amanda Betts)
Born: Established: 1975 ;
Gender: Female
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A. J. Betts is an Australian author, originally from Queensland.  She has lived in Perth since 2004. Betts completed her a PhD on 'wonder' in life and fiction.

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y separately published work icon Hive Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 13724645 2018 single work novel young adult

'All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.

Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known.

Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling.

A drip? It doesn't make sense.

Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it.

Curiosity is a hook.

What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2019 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2019 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Zac and Mia Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2013 6106145 2013 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'Zac and Mia is the story of two teens who meet and form a relationship on a cancer ward, but who find life outside the hospital much more complicated.'

Source: Text Publishing website,
Sighted: 19/07/2012

2015 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2014 winner Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2014 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2014 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2014 winner Crystal Kites Member's Choice Award International Awards Crystal Kite Award
2013 winner Crystal Kite Award Australian and New Zealand Division
2012 winner Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing Won for the original manuscript.
y separately published work icon Wavelength North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2010 Z1708735 2010 single work novel young adult

Oliver's world has shrunk. It's all about Year 12 finals. It's about that magic 80% average he needs to get into uni, get his dream job and get cashed up. If only he can find a quiet place to study - away from the chaos and mess of living with two small kids and his Mum's booming muffin business.

A study break in a small coastal town seems just the ticket. But Sunny Haven Recreation and Leisure Centre is like some weird parallel universe. He arrives cashless, bookless, phoneless and fuming in the back of his Dad's clapped out Cortina only to find his new study space is home to an array of elderly citizens. They've each got their own opinions on Oliver's life plans and he doesn't wanna hear it!' But gradually, with their help Oliver's universe expands. -- From the publisher's website.

2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
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