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Thalia Kalkipsakis

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Thalia grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne with a mum who tried to save battery hens by on-selling them as backyard chickens. Her dad worked as an industrial chemist while also growing strawberries, carrots and Christmas trees on the farm. It was not unusual to find plant shoots in the freezer, or the hair dryer missing because it was needed to heat one of her dad’s experiments. Thalia's childhood showed her the magic that can happen when science and nature combine with human creativity.
In 2012, Thalia released her first standalone young adult novel, Silhouette, which follows a talented and determined young dancer as she navigates her way into the adult world of commercial dance.
These days, Thalia lives in regional Victoria with
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Average rating: 3.64 · 1,061 ratings · 102 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Dancing Queen
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Sister Spirit
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Step Up and Dance
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It's Not Me, It's You
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Netball Dreams
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"The Here and Now has the makings of a good time travel/controlling cult/forbidden love story. But something must have gone wrong in the combining of these ingredients.



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" Figgy wrote: "Agreed.

So many people get time travel wrong, don't they?"


Such a pity. Time travel is so much fun when it works!
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