Podcast: Danielle Binks on fan fiction and her passion for books

Podcast: Danielle Binks on fan fiction and her passion for books

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Danielle Binks chats to Cheryl Akle about the many hats she has worn in the book industry, from writer of fan fiction to literary agent, to author. A fascinating podcast with a true reading advocate.

About the author:

Danielle Binks is a writer, reviewer, agent and book blogger who lives on the Mornington Peninsula. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+) and was shortlisted in the 2018 Gold Inky Awards. The Year the Maps Changed is Danielle’s debut middle-grade novel.

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The moral compass points toward compassion: Read an extract from The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

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30 April 2020

The moral compass points toward compassion: Read an extract from The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

A gentle Australian coming-of-age story: Review of The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

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28 April 2020

A gentle Australian coming-of-age story: Review of The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

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Synopsis

'I was twelve when everything started and thirteen by the end. But that's another way maps lie, because it felt like the distance travelled was a whole lot further than that.'Sorrento, Victoria - 1999Fred's family is a mess. Fred's mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop is at the Rye Rehabilitation Centre recovering from a fall; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, has moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map.But even as the world feels like it's spinning out of control, a crisis from the other side of it comes crashing in. When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed at one of Australia's 'safe havens' on an isolated headland not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all.
Danielle Binks
About the author

Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, youth literature advocate, and literary agent specialising in middle-grade & young adult acquisitions with Jacinta di Mase Management. In 2017 she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anhology (Harper Collins). She is one of the founding members of the #LoveOzYA committee and remains a leading voice in the movement.

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