Kirsty Murray is the author of four junior novels - Zarconi's Magic Flying Fish (winner of the WA Premier's Children's Book Award, 2001), Market Blues, Walking Home with Marie Claire and Bridie's Fire - and several non-fiction books for children. She has worked as a forest ranger, archivist, artist and teacher, and now is a full-time writer.
Rich with Australian history.'AB & PNovember 2004wonderful a great historical novel for young readers' Armidale Express17/1/05I enjoyed this novel immensely a well-told narrative' Viewpoint13(2) Winter 2005Rated an outstanding example of its kind' by Reading TimeMeticulous research Becoming Billy Dare is, above all, an entertaining book readily invite(s) readers provide(s) inspiration.' Jill Swann, Teacher-Librarian.