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Laura Bloom Laura Bloom i(A130833 works by) (birth name: Laura Budd)
Also writes as: Lolita Brightman
Born: Established: 1968 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Laura Bloom grew up in the inner city suburb of Glebe. She was educated at various Sydney schools including Loreto Convent Girls School, Kirribilli. She also spent a year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Bremen, West Germany.

Bloom graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 1992 with Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She established her own filmmaking business and spent some years writing, travelling and working for government departments in the areas of community development and health promotion for young people. In 1999, she spent a year in India, followed by several years in London, UK.

Returning to Australia, Bloom worked in project management. She re-located to the Northern Rivers of New South Wales with her family in 2005.

Source: Laura Bloom's website,
Sighted: 08/02/2010

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Frankie Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2019 15424579 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Frankie’s dream is more like a nightmare when her new horse turns out to be Zen – a shaggy, disobedient clown of a pony, who will totally wreck her chances of fitting in at Pony Club in her new town. Zen is everything Frankie doesn’t want – until the magnetic horse whisperer Shannon shows her just what Zen could be if ridden freely. Natural horsemanship opens up a whole new way of riding and a whole new world of connection between Zen and Frankie. But Frankie’s dad is getting more depressed after her parents’ divorce, star rider and star mean girl Violet has it in for Frankie, and her best friend Kai is keeping a secret. Then Shannon announces she’s closing down her riding centre. Frankie’s got an idea that could save it … but can she and Zen rise to the challenge?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Children's Peace Literature Award
y separately published work icon Augustine's Lunch Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z921842 2001 single work novel young adult
2002 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
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