About Fiona

About Fiona

Fiona Wood is the award-winning author of the YA novels, Six Impossible ThingsWildlife and Cloudwish, and Take Three Girls, co-written with Cath Crowley and Simmone Howell. How to Spell Catastrophe is her first middle grade fiction.

Before writing YA fiction, Fiona worked as a television scriptwriter for twelve years, writing everything from soap, and one-hour adult drama, to children’s drama. Prior to this she dropped out of law and completed an arts degree, both at Melbourne University, worked in marketing and in arts management, did some freelance journalism, and studied screenwriting at RMIT. She has served as a judge for the AWGIE Awards (Australian Writers’ Guild) and as an ambassador for The Stella Prize Schools Program and the Ardoch Youth Foundation. She has two YA children, and lives in Melbourne with her husband.



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