A makeover, a nomination, NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and more!

April! (actually…it’s nearly May!) How did that happen?! Not that I’m complaining, I love this time of the year when the weather cools down, and the leaves start to fall. It’s perfect for reading, hot chocolate, bushwalking and of course…writing! I’ve been busy beavering away on a couple of exciting new writing projects and there has been plenty more happening.

It’s been just over a year since the publication of Quark’s Academy and I’m thrilled to see Augustine, Oscar and Celeste are still receiving lots of love!

Here’s the latest:


Untitled design (23)2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge

Quark’s Academy is part of the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge! The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and to enable them to experience quality literature.

My picture book Something for Fleur illustrated by the super talented Caitlin Murray is also part of the Premier’s Reading Challenge! Find out more here.


Quark’s Academy available in America and Canada!

From 23 July, Quark’s Academy will be available online in the USA and Canda. You can pre-order here:







I’m so honoured and excited to share that Quark’s Academy has been nominated for the Western Australian Young Readers Book Award in the younger readers category. WAYRBA YOUNG READER’S SHORTLIST.

State Library Family Day

On May 26, I will be running a Quark’s Academy workshop as part of the State qaLibrary of NSW family day! This will be a fun and interactive session with science experiments and plenty of fun. Book your ticket!

I will be attending more events later this year and gearing up for book week! If your school is looking for a speaker to chat about writing, imagination, science and more, you can contact Paul or Beth on (02) 9481 8811 at the Children’s Bookshop Speaker’s Agency. Find out more about my school talks here.


CBCA Readers Cup

Quark’s Academy is one of the books selected for the 2019 Readers Cup! Readers Cup is organised by the Qld Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and is a statewide competition for young readers.

Website Makeover!



My website has had a mini-makeover. You can check it out at: www.catherinepelosi.com 





Social Media Streamlining

A few people have asked me where I’ve been lately. As in, the digital me!elena-koycheva-1054933-unsplash It’s true…I’ve done some social media streamlining. I love social media, I think it’s a brilliant place to connect with others! But, I also find I log in and then stay a lot longer than I intended! So, I’ve decided to streamline my social media accounts and use. As well as my (swanky) new website, you can find me on Instagram at: catherinepelosiauthor

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you next time online, or even better in person.

Catherine ; ) 




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