Ep 415 Meet Cristy Burne, co-author of ‘Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows’.

In Episode 415 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Cristy Burne, co-author of ‘Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows'. Discover what's happening at the Shoalhaven Readers and Writers Festival and learn about the Australia Book Design Awards. Plus, we have 3 copies of ‘Instructions for Dancing' by Nicola Yoon to giveaway.

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Show Notes

Shoalhaven Readers and Writers Festival

Australian Book Design Awards

Writer in Residence

Cristy Burne

Children’s author and science writer Cristy Burne is passionate about empowering our next generation of creative, science-savvy citizens.

Cristy has worked as a science communicator for 20 years across seven countries. She has performed in a science circus, worked as a garbage analyst, and was a reporter at CERN when they turned on the Large Hadron Collider.

Cristy works at the intersection of science, technology and creativity. Her latest books include Beneath the Trees, Aussie STEM Stars: Fiona Wood and Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows, co-written with Denis Knight.

Cristy has degrees in biotechnology and science communication, and a Master of Arts in Professional Communication. She loves to inspire daring, resilience and innovative thinking in her readers. She also loves chocolate.

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