Elaine Forrestal is a full-time writer who lives and works in Scarborough, Western Australia. She grew up in the Wheatbelt but now travels all over the world, and has spoken at festivals and presented writing workshops in Australia, Singapore, France, Italy, and Ireland. Elaine has had novels, picture books, magazine articles and short stories published in Australia, the USA and the UK. Her novel, Someone Like Me, which won the CBCA Book of the Year Award, the WAYRBA Hoffman Award and was commended for the NASAN Book and Software Awards in the UK, has been translated into Slovenian and Italian. She has also written for children’s television. Of her 17 published fiction titles, 14 have been shortlisted for, or won, major awards.
Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year (Notable Book 2009, 2011)
West Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 1991, 1999, 2004)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (Shortlisted 2000)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (Winner 1998)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (Notable Book 1992)