Julianne Negri’s debut children’s novel, The Secret Library of Hummingbird House, was published by Affirm Press in 2020 and is a CBCA 2021 Notable book. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award. In 2014 she was runners up in the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award and in 2015 was Highly Commended in the Southern Cross Short Story Award. Julianne works in youth programming for libraries. She is represented by Jacinta Di Mase Literary Agency.