158: Critique of opening chapters of YA/Middle Grade novel + Signed paperback copy of Takeshita Demons by CRISTY BURNEPosted: March 13, 2011
ITEM: Critique of opening chapters of YA or Middle Grade novels (2,000 words more or less).
ITEM: Signed paperback copy of Takeshita Demons
BIO: Cristy is a writer who has worked for three years in Japan as a teacher and editor. Cristy has worked as editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine and as a performer with the Shell Questacon Science Circus. In 2006, Cristy was selected for a Young and Emerging Writer’s Residency at Varuna House, and in 2008 she won the Voices on the Coast Children’s Writing Competition.
Cristy’s debut novel, Takeshita Demons, is a spooky adventure story for 8-12s featuring Japanese demons, or yokai. Takeshita Demons won the 2009 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Childrens Book Award, was included in the BookTrust’s 2010 Booked Up program, and featured on the BBC’s Blue Peter Book Club in January 2011.
Resources and activities for Takeshita Demons are available from: http://cristyburne.com/resources.html
Takeshita Demons reviews http://cristyburne.wordpress.com/takeshita-demons/