Pamela Rushby was born in Queensland, Australia, more years ago than she cares to divulge.
She has worked in advertising, as a pre-school teacher, and a freelance writer. She was a writer and producer of educational television, audio and multimedia for the Queensland Department of Education for 16 years, and now freelances in children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction; scriptwriting; and multimedia writing/designing.
Her books have been published in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Malaysia. Her latest novel, WHEN THE HIPCHICKS WENT TO WAR, was published by Hachette in March 2009.
Pam has won several awards including a LITERATURE BOARD OF THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL GRANT to work on archaeological excavations in Egypt and Jordan for research for a children’s novel; a CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP to study educational television at TVOntario, Canada; an ARTS QUEENSLAND WRITERS’ GRANT to write a young adult novel, Circles of Stone; a second ARTS QUEENSLAND WRITERS' GRANT to write a young adult novel based on the 1891 Shearers' Strike; a MAY GIBBS CHILDREN'S LITERATURE TRUST FELLOWSHIP … and a bag of gold coins at a film festival in Iran.
Pam has two children and two grandchildren. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and six visiting scrub turkeys.
She is passionately interested in children’s books and television, ancient history and Middle Eastern food.