PETA MILLER is the winner of the 2018 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program.
Peta Miller has been involved in writing groups for several years and has been in the Book Trade for over twenty years, working in both publishing and retail. Children’s books have always been a great love and an area she specialises in.
Her small publishing successes include a short story called ‘Salt‘, which won second place in the 2005 Alice Springs Short Story Competition. It was included in an anthology of Central Australian writing called ‘Milk in the Sky’ (Ptilotus Press, Nov 2006). Peta was placed third in the Society of Women Writer’s QLD Short Story Competition in 2012 (‘The Lie‘) and has received Highly Commended Awards for short stories, with several others being short and long-listed. A passionate bibliophile, Peta loves all things to do with books and the written word.
Peta Miller is currently working on a YA (Young Adult) manuscript called ‘Sing Us Home‘, a historical novel inspired by the true tale of a ship called The Emigrant which set sail from Plymouth in 1850 bound for Australia. In November 2018, the manuscript was shortlisted and subsequently won the Charlotte Waring Barton Award from the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Peta also received a mentorship from Harper Collins Publishers, which is due to commence shortly.