|Goldie Alexander was born in Melbourne and has lived there most of her life. She writes for children of all ages. Her latest book for Scholastic Australia, My Story: Surviving Sydney Cove, is about the difficulties encountered by our first settlers.
Under the pseudonym Gerri Lapin, Goldie has written four Dolly Fiction young adult novels. Other YA novels include Mavis Road Medley, short-listed for the 1991 Multicultural Award and a Notable Book. With Hazel Edwards, Goldie co-wrote Email Murder Mystery.
Goldie?s fiction for younger children includes Tilly and Willy Bilby, Astronet, 6788, Little Big School and Seawall.
She won a Laurel Award in the international Brant Point Literary Prize 2000 for the novel Cassi's Big Swim. In both 2000 and 2001 she shared the Mary Grant Bruce Award for an unpublished long short story.
Two sets of plays, Excuse Me! Outrageous Plays and Copyright or Wrong, were also co-written with Hazel Edwards, as was The Business of Writing for Young People, a text on creative writing.
Goldie also writes adult novels, short stories and nonfiction. She takes workshops in creative writing and lectures at schools and universities. Some of her favourite things to do are bush-walking, reading, roaming the Internet, watching movies and eating chocolate.