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Christine Betts is an Australian writer. Christine trained in education and the visual arts. She spent many years creating Australian-made gift ware and art for interior design projects. Writing took centre-stage in 2017 when she left her management position with a market-leading art-seller and packed up her brushes.

AWARDS 2021/2022
Death of a Show Princess, Shortlisted for the Scarlett Stiletto Awards (Highly Commended.)
Tough Crowd, Winner – Queensland Writers Centre RightLeftWrite competition in November.
How I Got this Tattoo, Winner – The Tasmanian Writer’s Prize for 2022.
Southbank, Shortlisted -the Brisbane Writers Festival First Date at Southbank competition
Undetected – co-authored with Kate Kelsen. Rainforest Writer’s Retreat Anthology
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“I thought to sweep the spider’s web aside so that I could weed the garden. But to destroy that which is beyond my ability to create for the singular purpose of securing my own convenience is the very kind of thing that’s destroying our world. Therefore, I worked around both spider and web, which made the garden an entirely better place.”
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“Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
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