A massive welcome to my website!

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Image: Jessica Wyld

I’m an author, educator and environmental scientist from Perth, Western Australia. I love children’s books! I love reading them, I love writing them, and I love to spread the cheer.

My debut book for middle readers ‘The Lost Stone of Skycity’ was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, and I’m getting super excited about my upcoming YA release ‘Evacuation Road’.

My author bio is below, but if you want to know even more then head on over to the awesome ‘About’ bit, or feel free to contact me because I love to hear from you!

Author bio

HM Waugh is an environmental scientist, author and educator with a long-term love of wild places and high mountains. This has led to icy feet and sunburnt cheeks in magical countries like New Zealand, Nepal, Bolivia and Switzerland. She has managed to be kidnapped twice, studied dolphins in New Zealand and rare plants in the WA Wheatbelt, and worked in mining and construction projects across Western Australia. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching school and community groups about stories, science and the environment. This often involves working with children and animals concurrently, and she loves being able to truthfully say she handles dragons for a job. Her debut novel ‘The Lost Stone of SkyCity’ was shortlisted for a 2019 Aurealis Award, and her #LoveOzYA novel ‘Evacuation Road’ is due out in 2021.