Author/Editor: Laurene Kelly


Laurene Kelly has worked with abused children and women in refuges for many years and now works part time as a carer of children. She is the author of a trilogy of novels, I Started Crying Monday, The Crowded Beach and Still Waving. Her books are widely read in secondary schools.   

Her interest in young adult fiction derives from a wish to give hope to teenagers in our often chaotic and confusing world. She is a contributor to the anthology, Australia for Women. She lives in Tasmania and is working on a new novel.

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
I Started Crying Monday
Still Waving
Crowded Beach, The

Out Now
Accidents of Composition

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The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light...



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Lady of the Realm

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Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of...

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

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This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...

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