Dee White

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Dee is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Letters to Leonardo and seventeen other fiction and non-fiction books for young readers. Her picture book, Reena's Rainbow (illustrated by Tracie Grimwood) is due for international release with EK Publishing next year.

She has a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from Victoria University, and a Diploma in Journalism.

Dee has been awarded a Victorian Writer's Centre Mentorship and third place at CYA for Letters to Leonardo (later published by Walker Books), a May Gibbs Fellowship for her YA novel The Tangled Web, A SCBWI Nevada Mentorship for her YA verse novel Hating Ric, and was runner up in the Daffodil Day Arts Awards Short Story category for Aperture.

 Dee mentors a number of YA and children's authors, and presents her popular workshops and writing seminars at schools and festivals throughout Australia and internationally. She is a strong advocate for young writers, and runs writing competitions and an online writing school for both adults and children at


You can find out more about Dee at her website:

Note from CYA Conference: Dee was one of our very first success stories and we are so happy to have her back a presenter this year!

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