Australian Glenda Millard left school at 15 and went straight out to work. At the age of 45 she found herself out of a job and her children grown up. She began to write and hasn't stopped since, winning many awards in Australia for her picture books and fiction. With her appearance on the Carnegie shortlist this year with 'The Stars at Oktober Bend', her writing is getting the recognition it deserves in the UK.
"Be prepared to be moved, enchanted, heartbroken and uplifted all at the same time by this wonderfully poignant novel" LibraryMice blogger.