Chenée Marrapodi on her journey to publication for her novel One Wrong Turn.
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Writer in residence: Chenée Marrapodi
Chenée Marrapodi is a children’s author and journalist, based in Perth, Western Australia. Her debut middle grade novel, One Wrong Turn, is being published by Fremantle Press in 2023.
Chenée is also an experienced MC, and the host of the Writers off the Page podcast.
Chenée has worked in the media industry for almost a decade and is currently a producer for Channel Nine News. She has also worked as a reporter for Channel Seven's Today Tonight, as well as online news and radio.
As a journalist, Chenée travelled the State in search of the perfect story, meeting an assortment of fascinating characters along the way. Her work has featured on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, Seven News, WAtoday.com.au, Radio 6PR and in Landscope Magazine. It has seen her win multiple awards, including Best New Journalist at the 2014 WA Media Awards.
Outside of the media, Chenée has danced ballet and jazz her whole life, loving the stories that can be created through movement. She has now turned that passion into words, choreographing her way through the pages of One Wrong Turn.
She is assisted in her work by her writing buddy, muse and pet dog, Taco. While rumours of Taco being a horse are greatly exaggerated, he is indeed a ginormous, loveable, Great Dane.