My new book launches into bookstores in the UK on 04 January 2024 and in Australia on 30 January, USA to follow! It is about memories, family, friendship, The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book, David Bowie and time travel! It is also a love letter dedicated to my son and to all children who are caught in the middle of family separation and divorce. I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Praise for A Glasshouse of Stars
Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This is a special book from a powerful, compassionate new voice in children’s literature.
JESSICA TOWNSEND, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEVERMOOR SERIES
Poignant and beautifully told. I loved this book
MELINA MARCHETTA, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI
A Glasshouse of Stars is a rare and beautiful masterpiece; deeply heartfelt, dreamily magical, and glitteringly hopeful. I adored it!
SOPHIE ANDERSON, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS
Shirley Marr is an award winning children's author and a first generation Chinese-Australian living in sunny Perth. A Glasshouse of Stars, based on her experiences of being a child migrant was the Children Book Council of Australia's (CBCA) Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 2022. Shirley's latest title is All Four Quarters of the Moon and is a celebration of sisterhood and Chinese culture. Her earlier titles are Fury, Preloved and Little … Read More about About the Author