Pamela Freeman Pamela Freeman i(A48871 works by) (a.k.a. Pamela Elizabeth Freeman)
Also writes as: Pamela Hart
Born: Established: 1960 Sydney, ;
Gender: Female
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Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author. Her books have been shortlisted for the State Literary Awards, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, and the Koala Awards. They range from picture books to fantasy for primary and lower secondary students to non-fiction for teenagers. She is best known for her series of fantasy novels, the Floramonde books (The Willow Tree's Daughter, Windrider and The Centre of Magic) and for an associated junior novel, Victor's Quest.

Freeman came to writing for children through her work as a scriptwriter for ABC Television, working on programs such as For the Juniors, Swap Shop, Satch! Your Language and PowerHouse. She began publishing short stories through the NSW School Magazine, and some of those stories formed the basis for her first book, The Willow Tree's Daughter.

As well as writing children's novels, Freeman works as a business communications consultant, technical writer, scriptwriter and writer for the Internet. She has worked as a scriptwriter for the ABC and the Powerhouse Museum, and taught communications and creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney and University of New South Wales. In 1998 she received a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to do research in the US and Canada.

Freeman also writes for adults, and the first of her fantasy books for adult readers, Blood Ties, appeared in 2007. She has a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Desert Lake : The Story of Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre 2016 single work picture book children's

'The dry salt bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre shimmers in the desert heat. But far up north, the rains have come. Water is flooding into empty riverbeds and swirling down towards the lake. Soon everything will change. ' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Young People's History Prize
2017 shortlisted APA Australian Educational Publishing Awards Primary Educational Picture or Chapter Book
2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2017 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Mary's Australia 2014 single work picture book children's

'Mary MacKillop changed the course of Australia's history.

'Mary MacKillop watched Australia grow from a collection of small colonies into a nation - and she was proud of the country she had a part in creating. How did Australia change in her lifetime? And how much influence did Mary MacKillop have in shaping Australia?

'Mary MacKillop is one of the most influential people in Australia's history.

Mary MacKillop is well-known for being Australia's first and so far only saint.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Princess Betony and the Unicorn 2012 single work children's fiction children's

Princess Betony's mother is a dryad and misses the Wild Magic of the Dark Forest. When the princess sees her mother running into the Dark Forest, Betony is worried she will never return. Humans are forbidden to enter the Forest. Betony doesn't care. She has to find her mother, no matter what. But first she must catch a unicorn! (Publisher blurb)

2012 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Children's Fiction (Told Primarily Through Words)
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