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James Valentine James Valentine i(A71128 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Musician, television presenter, and author of children's fiction.

James Valentine studied music at Melbourne State College and played saxophone and woodwinds with jazz and rock bands, with performers such as Jo Camilleri, Kate Ceberano and Steven Cummings, before joining band The Models. In 1987 he joined the Children's and Education Department at the ABC and began working with ABC television for The Afternoon Show.

He has worked for all the major television networks, as a broadcaster with 702 ABC Sydney and has written for the The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Vogue, Cleo and Rolling Stone.

Australian Writing and Rock Music affiliation: journalist, miscellaneous instruments (saxophone, clarinet).

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y separately published work icon Jumpman Rule 2 Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2003 Z1091344 2003 single work children's fiction children's science fiction

'"The year is fifteen billion and seventy-three and Theo - teenager, TimeJumper, legend - is the biggest celebrity on the Two Planets. Theo knows there's only one rule when you TimeJump- Don't Touch Anything. Just the slightest change to events could have catastrophic consequences. But Theo's been spending a lot of time with Quincy Carter One, the man in charge of TimeMaster Corporation. Quincy's starting to think that Rule 1 doesn't apply to him. Why not fiddle about with history? Meanwhile, back in the present Jules and Gen are too busy worrying about their first date to wonder what Theo's up to. They have no idea they're about to TimeJump three thousand years into the future, become invisible, spy on Theo, and try to save the world. (Hopefully without Gen's Mum noticing they're up to anything). Can Rule 1 be broken? And if it can't, then why do we need Rule 2?"' (Publication summary)

2003 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Long Fiction
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