Publications

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Can the Real JR Stand Up, Please

Seventeen-year-old Jake Rollins’ life is a nightmare. His dad is determined to use his family as a punching bag, and Jake is powerless to stop him.

Urban gritty meets magical realism in this coming-of-age story about what it means to be bigger than where you come from.

Can the Real JR Stand Up, Please is a gripping and, at times confronting read; a roller-coaster ride, yet a hopeful novel about being true to yourself and learning to be brave.

For readers who love a dose of magic with their realism.

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The Lost Smile

When Zaytoon wakes up feeling sad, she goes on a search to find her smile. From the kitchen to the garden, Zaytoon searches high and low to eventually discover her smile - smiling from her reflection in the window!


The Lost Smile is a beautifully illustrated and colourful picture book demonstrating the importance of accepting emotions. Zaytoon's journey shows children that it's okay to be sad and reassures young readers that sadness can be temporary.


Themes of cultural diversity, emotional intelligence, family life and the importance of connecting with nature and animals make this a perfect book for our times.

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Claire Malone Changes the World

Claire is a feisty character with boundless energy to change her world for the better. She will be a fantastic role model for this generation of children, who have lots of knowledge but need a little inspiration on how to advocate for change.

This is an empowering and inspiring picture book for young children but especially for girls. You will love the journey of Claire, a strong and ambitious girl, so much so you will want to read this book over and over again.

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Jenna's Truth

Jenna's Truth tackles some of the hardest challenges for teens; cyberbullying, friendships, social media, sexual assault and suicide. Despite this, the book leaves readers with positive messages of hope.

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Adult Short Stories

Nadia's short stories have been published Australia-wide and internationally. Her stories have won awards and many are free to read here.

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Buy Nadia's Books

Nadia's books are published by Dixi Books (London) and available through major online booksellers. Distribution in Australia is through Peribo - Distributors of Fine Books


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