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Simmone Howell Simmone Howell i(A5429 works by) (a.k.a. Simone Howell)
Born: Established: 1971 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Simmone Howell's short fiction has been published in periodicals and anthologies in Australia and overseas. Her short story 'The Mean Reds' received a special commendation in the 2001 Sisters in Crime Australia's Scarlet Stiletto Awards. She was a co-founder of Vandal Press.

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y separately published work icon Take Three Girls Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2017 11545468 2017 single work novel young adult

'Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves.

'Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm's length.

'Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she's not the confident A-lister she appears to be.

'When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's.

Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?' (Publication Summary)

2018 selected White Ravens
2019 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2018 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2018 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Girl Defective Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013 Z1926105 2013 single work novel young adult detective mystery (taught in 2 units) 'It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who bricked the shop window. Bill the Patriarch seems content to drink while the shop slides into bankruptcy. A poster of a mysterious girl and her connection to Luke, the new employee sends Sky on an exploration into the dark heart of the suburb. What begins as a toe-dip into wilder waters will end up changing the frames of Sky's existence. Love is strange. Family Rules. In between there are teenage messes, rock star spawn, violent fangirls and accidents waiting to happen. Sky Martin is Girl Defective: funny, real and dark at the edges.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2014 joint winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2014 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2014 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2013 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
y separately published work icon Everything Beautiful Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2008 Z1546703 2008 single work novel young adult

'Riley Rose doesn't want to be at Spirit Ranch Holiday Camp. Riley wants to be partying with her best friend Chloe at the beautiful Ben Sebatini's house. She has a plan to get away from the jumpsuit-wearing counsellors, the feel-good mantras, do-gooder campers and the monotonous schedule of team-building exercises and outdoor activities.

'But is everything at the Spirit Ranch as it appears? What secrets are waiting for discovery in the abandoned Fraser house? And why doesn't anyone want to talk about the accident that landed the mysterious Dylan in a wheelchair last year?

'Everything Beautiful - a love story about the broken and the broken-hearted.' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2009 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
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