She has a Master of Arts (Research) in Children’s and Youth Writing.
Her middle grade novel starring the irrespressible Henry Hoey Hobson was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and the WA Premier’s Book Awards.
Christine lives in Brisbane and enjoys writing for both young people and grown-ups. Drongoes, her illustrated chapter book for newly independent readers, was published by Scholastic in February 2013. She is currently working on an adult crime novel, The Lonely Dead. Her young adult novel, Intruder, will be published by Random House Australia in June 2014.
For more obscure autobiographical trivia, please click the following link: Twenty things you don’t need to know about Christine Bongers.
Consultancy and Teaching
In 2012, Christine ran a Year-of-the-Novel series of workshops through Queensland Writers Centre that helped aspiring authors complete the first draft of their Young Adult novel manuscripts.