Glenda Millard is an Australian author of books for children of all ages. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Darkwas the winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award for young adults, Honour Book in the 2010 CBCA awards for older readers, shortlisted for the 2010 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and included in the Honour List for the 2012 International Board of Books for Young People. It was published in the UK in 2011 by Templar Publishing and re-issued in 2016 by Old Barn Books.
The Stars at Oktober Bend was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2017. Millard says: 'Giving Alice a voice empowered me to use a means of expression unique to her. And although her syntax was somewhat unfamiliar, especially in the early stages of the novel, that was when my writing began to flow. Alice thinks of her writing as a means to freedom beyond her circumstances - to flying.'
Watch Glenda's interview about her Carnegie shortlisting here