Dr Richard Newsome has worked as a journalist for daily newspapers, radio and TV; as a consultant with one of the world’s foremost strategy consultancies; and as communications director of a multinational media company. He is a lecturer of writing, editing and publishing at the University of Queensland.
Richard’s debut middle grade novel, The Billionaire’s Curse, won the inaugural Text Prize for Children’s and Young Adult writing, as well as the Esther Glen medal, New Zealand’s oldest literary award. The series of six books went on to sell more than 36,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand alone, and has sold to publishers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and Turkey. Stella the Unstoppable is his first series for younger readers, with Stella featuring in three amazing adventures, The Talent Show Fiasco, School Camp Kerfuffle, and The Magic Underpants!
Richard now lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children and is back into a ‘fun career’ and writing. His books are very reasonably priced and great fortune is said to come to those who buy multiple copies.
Books by Richard Newsome