Jen Storer

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Jen Storer
Born (1961-04-25)25 April 1961
Horsham, Victoria
Occupation Writer
Nationality Australian
Genre Children's fiction
Website
www.jenstorer.com

Jen Storer (born 1961) is an Australian children's author. Many of her works have been short-listed for major Australian awards such as, the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and the Aurealis Awards. Her works feature strong female characters, humour, adventure and, occasionally, elements of horror.

Biography[edit]

The youngest of four children Jen was born in Horsham, Victoria.

Jen graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in 2000. After graduating she worked as an editor and in creative development for a publishing house in Melbourne. Jen then went on to write children's fiction. Her first title I Hate Sport was published by Penguin Australia in 2004 as part of their Aussie Chomps series.

Storer lives and works as a writer in Melbourne from a studio at the Abbotsford Convent.[1]

Books[edit]

  • Romy Bright: Crystal Bay Girls (Book 2) (2014) [2]
  • Quincy Jordan: Crystal Bay Girls (Book 1) (2014) [3]
  • Truly Tan: Spooked! (2013) [4]
  • Truly Tan: Jinxed! (2012) [5]
  • Truly Tan (2012)[6]
  • The Accidental Princess (2011)[7]
  • Norman Does Nothing: Aussie Bites (2011) [8]
  • Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon : Aussie Bites (2010)[9]
  • Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (2009)[10]
  • Tan Callahan's Secret Spy Files: The Mystery of Purple Haunt (2008) [11]
  • Sing, Pepi, Sing! : Aussie Bites (2006)[12]
  • I Hate Sport: Aussie Chomps (2004) – this title written under the pseudonym Prue Storer[13]

Nominations and awards[edit]

Australian Publishers Association Book Design Awards

  • Short-listed in 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Best Children's Cover)[14]
  • Winner 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Best Design Children's Fiction))[15]

Aurealis Award

  • Short-listed in 2011 for Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon (Children's Fiction – told primarily through words)[16]
  • Short-listed in 2009 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Children's Novel)[17]

CBCA Book of the Year

  • Notable Book 2014 for Truly Tan: Jinxed! (Younger Readers)[18]
  • Notable Book 2012 for The Accidental Princess (Younger Readers)[19]
  • Notable Book 2012 for Norman Does Nothing (Younger Readers)[20]
  • Notable Book 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Younger Readers)[21]
  • Short-listed in 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Younger Readers)[22]

Prime Minister's Literary Award

  • Highly Commended in 2012 for The Accidental Princess (Children's Fiction)
  • Short-listed in 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Children's Fiction)[23][24]

Davitt Awards

  • Winner in 2014 for Truly Tan: Spooked! (Best Children’s Novel)[25]
  • Short-listed in 2014 for Truly Tan: Jinxed! (Best Children’s Novel)[26]

W.A. Young Readers Book Award (WAYRBA)

  • Short-listed in 2010 for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Younger Readers)[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Write Space". The Age (Melbourne). 28 January 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Storer, Jen (2014). Romy Bright: Crystal Bay Girls (Book 2) (null ed.). Melbourne, Vic.: Penguin Books Australia. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-143-30760-0. 
  3. ^ Storer, Jen (2014). Quincy Jordan: Crystal Bay Girls (Book 1) (null ed.). Melbourne, Vic.: Penguin Books Australia. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-143-30759-4. 
  4. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Claire Robertson (2013). Truly Tan: Spooked! (null ed.). Sydney, NSW.: HarperCollins Australia. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-733-33123-7. 
  5. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Claire Robertson (2012). Truly Tan: Jinxed! (null ed.). Sydney, NSW.: HarperCollins Australia. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-733-33122-0. 
  6. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Claire Robertson (2012). Truly Tan (null ed.). Sydney, NSW.: HarperCollins Australia. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-733-33121-3. 
  7. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Lucia Masciullo (2011). The Accidental Princess (null ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Penguin Books Australia. p. 264. ISBN 978-0-670-07496-9. 
  8. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner (2011). Norman Does Nothing (null ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Penguin. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-14-330594-1. 
  9. ^ Storer, Jen; illustrated by Gus Gordon (2010). Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon (null ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Penguin Group (Australia). p. 96. ISBN 978-0-14-330524-8. 
  10. ^ Storer, Jen (2009). Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (1st ed. ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Penguin. p. 348. ISBN 978-0-670-07339-9. 
  11. ^ Storer, Jen ; illustrated by Caroline Magerl (2008). Tan Callahan's Secret Spy Files: The Mystery of Purple Haunt (1st ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Puffin Books. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-14-330330-5. 
  12. ^ Storer, Jen; illustrated by Gus Gordon (2006). Sing Pepi Sing (null ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Puffin. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-14-330263-6. 
  13. ^ Storer, Prue (2004). I Hate Sport (null ed.). Camberwell, Vic.: Puffin Books. p. 99. ISBN 0-14-330179-9. 
  14. ^ "58th Annual APA Book Design Awards 2010". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "58th Annual APA Book Design Award s 2010". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "2010 Aurealis Awards -­‐ Finalists". SpecFaction NSW. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "Locus Index to SF Awards". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  18. ^ "YR Notables 2014 – CBCA". Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "YR Notables 2012 – CBCA". Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "YR Notables 2012 – CBCA". Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "YR Notables 2010 – CBCA". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  22. ^ "Shortlist 2010 – CBCA". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  23. ^ "2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  24. ^ "2010 short list and winners". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  25. ^ "Best Children’s Novel 2014". Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Best Children’s Novel 2014". Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "Younger Readers 2010". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

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