J. C. Burke
J. C. Burke (born 1965 in Sydney) is an Australian author, currently living in Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Jane Burke was born in 1965 in Sydney, where she was the fourth of five sisters; her parents were writers. Burke did not start publishing stories until 1999. Her mother died after suffering from cancer for 10 years, just after Burke's 19th birthday.
Burke trained as a nurse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and later specialised in oncology. In 2000, she took a creative writing course. After doing her course, she went to Sydney University with fellow Australian writer Libby Gleeson to take another writing course.
Her first novel was White Lies, which was published in 2002 with her mentor as Gary Crew. This book was made CBCA Notable Book for 2003. Nine Letters Long was highly commended for the 2005 Aurealis Award for best horror novel, and The Story of Tom Brennan was awarded the 2006 Book of the Year for Older Readers by the Children's Book Council of Australia, and is on the current NSW Higher School Certificate prescriptions list.
J.C Burke writes some of the most amazing and inspiring books around I have studied numerous books through school and hope that she will keep on writing for future generations
- Pretty Girl (2013)
- Pig Boy (2011)
- Ocean Pearl (2008)
- Starfish Sisters (2007)
- Faking Sweet (2006)
- The Story of Tom Brennan (2005)
- Nine Letters Long (2005)
- The Red Cardigan (2004)
- White Lies (2003)