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Fiona Hardy knew she wanted to be a writer when she was in Grade One and got too many compliments for an underwhelming retelling of Alice in Wonderland. She loves books so much that she sells them, writes them, and reviews them too. Her first book, How to Make a Movie in 12 Days, was a CBCA Notable book and shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award, and her second book, How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life, won the 2021 Children’s Peace Literature Award. Her third book, How to Tackle Your Dreams, came out in 2022.

Fiona became a Geelong supporter in the nineties after her parents bought her a cat. When she was at school, she was terrible at tennis and pretty good at netball. Now, Fiona is mostly just really fast at typing. She lives in Melbourne/Naarm with her partner and daughter.

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