Minnie Darke

Minnie Darke – Gemini with Virgo Rising, Scrabble cutthroat and knitter, lover of books, freshly sharpened pencils and Russian Caravan tea, divides her time between her kitchen table and a rather cute writing studio in the backyard of her home in Hobart, Tasmania – is the author of the highly anticipated romantic comedy Star-crossed (Penguin Random House Australia, March 2019). Minnie shares a body with Danielle Wood, a versatile wordsmith who has written novels and short story collections for adults (The Alphabet of Light and DarkRosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls, Mothers Grimm), non-fiction (Housewife Superstar: the very best of Marjorie Bligh) and – in partnership with Heather Rose – novels for children (Finding Serendipity, A Week Without Tuesday, Blueberry Pancakes Forever). Danielle’s books have been published in the USA, Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Italy, and her awards include the 2002 Australian/Vogel Literary Prize, the Dobbie Prize for women’s fiction and two Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year Awards.