About

Bongers_DSC0467Christine Bongers is a former radio and television journalist who is now happier writing fiction.

She has a Master of Arts (Research) in Children’s and Youth Writing.

Her YA novel Dust, published by Random House Australia, was a CBCA Notable Book, and Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Children’s Fiction.

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

Christine provides 90 minute Mentorships for writers through the Qld Writers Centre’s Writer’s Surgery. Please click here for bookings.

If you wish to book Christine for author talks or appearances, please click the following link: SpeakersInk