August 25th

Spark makes the Silver Inky Awards Shortlist!

Category: Awards, Spark

STOP. THE. BUS. people! The most amazing thing has happened. Yesterday the shortlist for the Gold and Silver Inky Awards were announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival and by some miraculous turn of events my wee Spark has made the cut! And you can vote here!

Silver Inky Award Yellow Banner

The Inky Awards are presented by State Library Victoria, Centre for Youth Literature, Australia. The Gold Inky is for Australian YA fiction and the Silver Inky is for International YA fiction. These awards celebrate the best new YA fiction as voted for by teen readers. The longlist was very impressive and I was gobsmacked to make that! Imagine my astonishment to hear that Spark made it onto the shortlist! And what an incredible list!

Silver Inky shortlist

Wonderful Melissa Keil, Gold Inky shortlister was at the announcement and took this fabulous picture of Spark on the big screen:

Silver Inky Spark announcement
























I spent the rest of my afternoon doing this:

Becky fangirl

adventure time amazing

6. flailing excitement

So, if you are 12-20 years old please vote! You have until 27th September 2015. I would so appreciate your support! #SparkArmy!

Also if you would like to read my interview with Inky Award Judge, Jamiee, click here.

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Rachael is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and you can visit the NZSA at and the Top of the South branch Her publisher is Walker Books Australia