Author(s): Charlotte Calder
In the fading light Dorrie glimpsed a movement by the forked tree. She's sure it wasn't a roo, but if she tells her grandfather, he'll just blame her overactive imagination. Half-light or not, roos didn't wear pants and a shirt, and have big eyes peering out from under a tangled mass of dark curls. It was a boy she'd seen vanishing around that stringybark. Dorrie hopes it wasn't the ghost...
Charlotte Calder was born in Adelaide and has worked as an actor, photographer and occasional newspaper columnist. Her first novel for young adults was Settling Storms (2000), followed by Cupid Painted Blind (2002), Surviving Amber (2005) and Paper Alice (2008). Stuck her first picture book was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. Charlotte lives with her husband and the youngest of their three children near Orange, in the Central West of NSW.