Belinda Murrell worked as a travel journalist, technical writer and public relations consultant. Now, inspired by her own three children, Belinda is a bestselling, internationally published children’s author with a history of writing in her family that spans over 200 years.
Her previous titles include four picture books, her fantasy adventure series The Sun Sword trilogy and her seven time-slip adventures, the latest of which is The Lost Sapphire. These books have been recognised by various awards, including Honour Book KOALAS 2013, shortlisted seven times for the Young Australians Best Book Award (YABBA), CBCA Notable List 2012 and 2017 and highly commended in the PM’s Literary Awards.
For younger readers Belinda has the popular Lulu Bell series about friends, family and animal adventures growing up in a vet hospital. Her new middle grade series is called Pippa’s Island, about starting a new life on a tropical island.
writing for curious kids
With Dana Twycross, Zana Fraillon, Samantha Grover