Ruth Starke

Ruth Starke

Author’s name:
Ruth Starke

Author description:
Ruth writes for children and young adults and has published over 20 titles, which include the Captain Congo graphic novel series (with Greg Holfeld); she has a PhD from Flinders University where she teaches creative writing, and she is a regular reviewer for ABRViewpoint and Radio Adelaide.

Latest book:

Captain Stella
Penguin/Puffin, Melbourne, 2010

A follow-on book to the popular Stella by the Sea (2003, 2006) in the Aussie Chomps series. This time, the resourceful Stella sails to the rescue of her Grandma’s op shop which is threatened with closure and, with the help of her friends, gives it a stunning makeover

Sample bibliography:

Fill Out This Application and Wait Over There
Scholastic/Omnibus, Adelaide, 2009

Thorpey
Omnibus – Aussie Mates series, Adelaide, 2009

Captain Congo and the Maharaja’s Monkey
Working Title Press, Adelaide, 2009

Captain Congo and the Crocodile Kin
Working Title Press, Adelaide, 2008

Noodle Pie
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 2008

Genres:
Middle childhood, Young adult fiction, Other

Web site:
www.ruthstarke.itgo.com

Contact booking agent:
Carole Carroll
Email: bookings@literaryaustralia.com
Phone: (08) 8376 4662
Address: PO Box 112, Goodwood SA 5034

Contact author:
Ruth Starke
Email: Ruth.starke@flinders.edu.au
Phone: (08) 8297 8743
Address: PO Box 112, Goodwood 5034

Available for:
school visits, workshops, mentoring, assessments, speaking engagements