A.J. Betts is a Perth-based author, teacher, speaker, and cyclist. Her first novel for teenagers, ShutterSpeed, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008 and was followed with Wavelength in 2010. Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize and was subsequently published by Text Publishing. It has gone on to win the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner Prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. A.J. grew up in Queensland and spent many years travelling abroad, before moving to Perth in 2004.
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Winner 2014)
New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards (Winner Ethel Turner Prize for young adults 2014)
Text Prize (Winner 2012)
Western Australian Premier’s Award (Shortlisted 2010)