Lisa Fuller is a Wuilli Wuilli woman from Eidsvold, Queensland, and is also descended from Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka peoples. She won a 2019 black&write! Writing Fellowship, the 2017 David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer, the 2018 Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship, and was a joint winner of the 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers.
Lisa is an editor and publishing consultant and is passionate about culturally appropriate writing and publishing. Lisa is a member of Us Mob Writing, the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, the First Nations Australia Writers Network, and the Canberra Society of Editors. Lisa still lives in her Australian birthland.
Lisa previously published poetry, blogs and short fiction, but her first YA fiction title, Ghost Bird, was an instant prizewinner in her homeland.
About Ghost Bird
A thrilling, multi-award-winning, teen ghost story, from an indigenous Australian author, drawing on ancient mythology and folk wisdom. Stacey and Laney are twins and mirror images of each other but as different as the sun and the moon. Stacey wants to go places, do things and be someone different while Laney just wants to skip school and sneak out of the house to meet her boyfriend Troy.
When Laney doesn’t come home one night, the town assumes she’s just doing her normal run-off but Stacey’s gut tells her different. Stacey knows her twin isn’t dead – she just doesn’t know where she is; she can see her in her dreams but doesn’t know if she is real or imagined. Holding onto the words her Nan taught her is one thing but listening to those around you is another – who will Stacey trust? As the town starts to believe that Laney is missing for good, can she find her twin in time?’