Meredith Costain Meredith Costain is an extremely popular and prolific writer. So far she has written over forty books, including novels, novelisations (of the internationally successful television programme Heartbreak High), picture books, and non-fiction books.
A former English teacher, Meredith Costain now writes and edits children s publications full-time. She also teaches Writing for Children at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and is Literary and Popular Culture Editor for three national student magazines.
Meredith won the Fellowship of Australian Writer's Mary Grant Bruce Story Award for Children s Literature in 1992 and 1993, and judged it in 1994. Her picture book Musical Harriet was voted a Notable Book in the 1996 Children s Book Council of Australia Awards, and was adapted for television by ABC TV.
Many of Meredith's stories have been published internationally, including the Puffin Heartbreak High series (Germany, Holland), stories in the Literary Links and Reading Discovery series (UK, Canada, US), and Superdooper series My Brother s A Spy, The Mummy s Curse (both US). Hot Licks (UK, South Africa), and four Barbie Sweethearts (UK, US) were written under the pseudonym Gemma Carey.
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