Amelia has a secret power. A power that nobody else knows about. When she is furious or frightened, she can change colour.
Amelia’s class is learning Italian and very soon her school is having their first ever Gelato Day! But not everyone is excited. The new boy, Harry Truffle, won’t smile and there’s a graffiti bandit on the loose. One more piece of graffiti and the principal has threatened to cancel the event.
Amelia is angry, and becomes determined to catch the culprit. But will she be able to keep her cool, or will her chameleon powers take over and reveal her secret?
Ever since she learnt to hold a pen, Laura Sieveking has loved creating stories. She remembers hiding in her room as a six-year-old, writing a series of books about an unlikely friendship between a princess and a bear.
As an adult, Laura has spent the vast majority of her career working in publishing as an editor. After several years, she decided to put down her red pen and open up her laptop to create a series of her own.
The Academy series is a combination of all Laura's favourite things – writing, friendship and sport, and take her back to her happy childhood memories of gymnastics training and competition.
Laura lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.