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      September 25, 2019

      Wednesday  10:30 AM

      Nicholson Court
      Melbourne, Victoria 3168

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      Writing Workshop with Nean McKenzie

      NEAN MCKENZIE is a Melbourne local who's debut novel is a fun middle grade romp through the Australian countryside in search of creatures that many don't believe exist. She'll share her tips and techniques for crafting riviting stories. Perfect for budding writers, this workshop is for 8-12 year-olds and will run for approximately one hour including time for book signing at the end. Each ticket includes a copy of CRYPTOSIGHT which will be avaible to collect at the workshop.  ABOUT THE BOOK What if you could see what is hidden? Rafferty Kaminski is a 13-year-old who believes in facts. Not like his Cryptozoologist father, who searches for creatures not proven to exist. When their father disappears in the Flinders Ranges, strange things start happening to Raff and his younger sister Zara. They learn that their father belongs to a secret organisation and they are suddenly being pursued by bunyip hunters. Raff is drawn into the weird world of Cryptozoology as he and Zara follow ‘sightings’ of creatures around country Victoria. Will they find their father? And what is the ancient voice that only Raff can hear as they approach the Wombat State Forest? 'A twisting, turning, mysterious beast of a tale' — Claire Saxby 'Imaginative, unpredictable and very exciting' — Judith Rossell 'Raff and Zara's adventures will make any reader want to go bush and start looking for bunyips' — Simon Mitchell 'Cryptosight is a fun romp through regional Victoria, following Raff and his younger sister as they try to track down their missing monster-tracking father, while out-swerving the baddies at every turn. Nean McKenzie paints a vivid picture of country Australia…Cryptosight is a fun and magical adventure for the middle-grade crowd.' — Isobel Moore, Books+Publishing ABOUT NEAN MCKENZIE Nean McKenzie is a children's writer and optometrist who lives in western Melbourne with her husband and two teenage children. Originally from Bendigo, Nean lived in New Zealand, Europe and North East Africa before returning to Victoria.  Nean has a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Penguin Varuna Scholarship. In 2016 she was awarded a Maurice Saxby Mentorship for Cryptosight, which is her first published novel.  When not writing or testing people's eyes, Nean enjoys running and travelling to interesting places around the world. She also likes bush walking and reading books, especially ones for 8-12 year-olds.

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