Author(s): Anne McDonell
Flip has THREE major problems:
ONE – Jackson, a know-it-all who looks and dresses like a film star and bullies Flip
TWO – You wouldn’t believe it but Flip’s mother invites Jackson to stay for the whole holidays
THREE – Soon after Jackson moves in, a dangerous arsonist attacks a shop and homes in their street.
Can Flip and Jackson reach a compromise and work together to catch the culprit before someone is seriously hurt?
Anne McDonell writes poems, stories and plays and YA novels for children as well as poetry and short stories for adults. Anne began her career as a speech language therapist, including time teaching special education. Her career as a writer began in the 1970s. As a long-time contributor to School Journals Anne has had some 20 pieces published in New Zealand. She has also contributed to the New South Wales School Magazine. Anne enjoyed travelling around Northland schools with a group of local NZSA writers and Margaret Mahy. As a writer much of her work is educational and includes, Let’s Write Poems (Macmillan 1997), and Let’s Write Short Stories (Macmillan 1998). Anne’s poems have been anthologised in 100 NZ Poems for Children (1999) and in Faces in the Water (2002). Anne won a short story competition run by the Northland Branch of NZ Society of Authors and a poetry competition organized by NZ Women Writer’s society and a 2010 Montana poetry day competition for published poets. She is a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN), and a local writing group. Anne lives in Whangarei and is currently writing another YA novel, poems and stories for both adults and children.