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YASA, Dilvin

Journalist, media commentator and general zombie/Duran Duran/air guitar enthusiast Dilvin Yasa, is the author of Things My Daughter Needs to Know (Pan Macmillan), and the editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly Ultimate Guide to Divorce. Her most recent book, Good Enough: confessions of a less-than-perfect mum (Pan Macmillan), was released in 2014. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two daughters. Twitter: @DilvinYasa

Works

  • Things My Daughter Needs to Know (Pan Macmillan, 2012)
  • Good Enough: confessions of a less-than-perfect mum (Pan Macmillan, 2014)

    YOUNG, Hélène

    Multi-award winning author Hélène Young lives aboard a catamaran. She shares her sailing adventures with her husband and their dog, Zeus. Her work as a senior captain with a major regional airline takes her all over Australia and she draws inspiration for her stories from the communities she visits. Her novels include Burning Lies and Half Moon Bay. In 2011 and 2012 she won the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year Award and Burning Lies was shortlisted for the award in 2013. She was voted most popular romantic suspense author by the Romance Readers of Australia (ARRA) in 2010 and 2011, and shortlisted for the same award in 2012. Burning Lies is also on the short list for the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Mystery/Suspense in America. www.heleneyoung.com Twitter: @HeleneYoung

Works

  • Border Watch (Hachette Australia, 2010) Winner, 2010 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense, 2011 Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award for Romantic Elements
  • Shattered Sky (Hachette Australia, 2011) Winner, 2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense, 2012 Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award for Romantic Elements; Shortlisted, 2012 Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel; Nominated, 2011 Ned Kewlly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel
  • Burning Lies (Michael Joseph, 2012) Finalist, 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense, 2013 Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award for Romantic Elements, 2013 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense; Longlisted, 2013 Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Half Moon Bay (Penguin Books, 2013) Winner, 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense
  • Safe Harbour (Penguin Books, 2014) Winner, 2014 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense; Longlisted, 2015 Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Northern Heat (Penguin, 2015) Winner, 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense; Finalist, Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Cover from a Romance; Longlisted, 2016 Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel