Author(s): Elizabeth Kasmer
"Tonight we are wolves. Our pack moves as one, past empty shop fronts and faded billboards. Sixteen-year-old Rory is at a crossroads in her life. While her gang plans its next move in a racially motivated turf war, Rory is sentenced to spend her summer at an aged care facility. She's proud of taking the rap for a crime her gang committed and reading to a feisty old boxing champion isn't going to change that. But what happens when Rory's path intersects with migrant boxer Essam's and she becomes the victim, not the perpetrator? Can she find the courage to face her past and become the girl her dad called Aurora? Winner of the Queensland Literary Awards, Emerging Writer Category"
"Elizabeth Kasmer has been an exchange student, a donor attendant, a receptionist, a carpark attendant, security shredder and a primary school teacher. She has a BA Philosophy, Literature and Studies in Western Traditions. She has always loved books, frequenting her local library as a child. She was enthralled by CS Lewis, embarrassed by Judy Blume, delighted in Roald Dahl, discovered the secret to Life, the Universe and Everything' and giggled along with Sue Townsend's dorky and adorable Adrian Mole aged 13 and Y. She currently lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, three mini ninjas (cleverly disguised as boys), a dog and a snake. Becoming Aurora is her first novel."