Once upon a time there lived a little girl who didn’t want to read. One day in a fit of boredom she picked up a book. And soon she was lost in faraway lands and magical tales. The little girl had fallen in love with stories. For her whole life, she loved to read, until finally, when she was a mother herself, with the first signs of grey in her hair and wrinkles around her eyes, she decided she had stories of her own to tell, and so she began to write. This is the website of a little girl who grew up to become an author.
Nadia L King is an Australian author of Indian and Irish descent. Nadia is a children’s author and award-winning short story writer who believes passionately in the power of stories to make the world a better place.
Her books for children include inspiring children’s picture books, Claire Malone Changes the World, The Lost Smile, and Claire Malone Makes a Friend . Nadia’s provoking novels for young adults include the 2022 CBCA Notable book for older readers, Can the Real JR Stand Up, Please (for readers who love a dose of magic with their realism) and Jenna’s Truth (a raw and real tale of cyberbullying). Her books are published by London-based Dixi Books. Nadia has also written for Scholastic Asia.
Nadia’s short stories have been published in Australia and internationally. She is the winner of the 2020 Inaugural Maureen Freer Literary Competition for the short story category, and in 2019 she was awarded the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize.
Nadia is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in English and creative writing. She is a proud role model for Books In Homes. Nadia lives in Western Australia with her family and an ever-expanding collection of books.