Glenda Millard has written picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults and has won many prestigious awards for the Kingdom of Silk series. The Naming of Tishkin Silk was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and was a CBCA Honour Book. Layla Queen of Hearts was shortlisted in the CBCA Awards and won the Queensland Premier’s Children’s Book Award. Perry Angel’s Suitcase was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and WA Premier’s Literary Awards and won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. All the Colours of Paradise was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.