Nean McKenzie is a children's writer and optometrist who lives in western Melbourne with her husband and two teenage children. Originally from Bendigo, Nean lived in New Zealand, Europe and North East Africa before returning to Victoria.
She has a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Penguin Varuna Scholarship. In 2016 she was awarded a Maurice Saxby Mentorship for Cryptosight, which is her first published novel.
Nean chats to Tracey and reads aloud from her debut novel 'Cryptosight' and our student reviewer Liv gives us her rating of this book. Plus, our regular recommender Rebecca provides her insights on Naan's new novel.
Also, In Tracey's tip, Tracey discusses practices that impact reading motivation.
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