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Melina Marchetta

Posting today is Melina Marchetta, the author of numerous books for teens including JELLICOE ROAD, a winner of the pretigious Printz Award in 2009. Her most recent book THE PIPER'S SON is a companion novel to SAVING FRANCESCA, out in 2003. 
Lovers of fantasy, have we got a treat for you! Melina Marchetta --- the award-winning author of powerful, emotionally driven coming-of-age fiction like SAVING FRANCESCA, LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, and ON THE JELLICO ROAD --- recently tried her hand at this new genre, and the end result is a spellbinding, epic novel that's already a big hit in her native Australia.