James Moloney is the author of more than thirty books for young people ranging from seven to seventeen year-olds. His novels Swashbuckler and A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove won the CBCA Book of the Year Award in 1996 and 1997 respectively and Touch Me won the Victorian Premier’s Young Adult Prize in 2001. His titles regularly appear in shortlists for both literary and children’s choice awards and a number of his novels are commonly studied in schools around Australia. His many books cover genre as diverse as fantasy and adventure to literary Young Adult fiction.
James is an experienced and engaging speaker for both young people and adults and conducts a range of workshops focusing on various important aspects of the writing craft.
James and his wife live in Brisbane where he writes every day in a specially build shed in the back yard.