Jessica Miller is a children's writer and PhD student from Brisbane, currently living in Germany. She has written for a variety of publications including Kill Your Darlings and Stilts. Her first novel, Elizabeth and Zenobia, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize and was a CBCA Notable Book.
'By the time I reached the end of the book my heart was racing and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough...a simple, good-old-fashioned scary manor mystery.' * Books+Publishing on Elizabeth and Zenobia * 'Readers will be absorbed by Elizabeth and Zenobia's conversations, the complex and chilling plot.' * Publishers Weekly on Elizabeth and Zenobia * 'A lonely girl, a creepy house, spirit presences and long-ago mysteries-I'm completely in love with this novel.' * Karen Foxlee on Elizabeth and Zenobia * 'I loved this strange, magical and captivating story.' * Carly Nugent * 'Oh my goodness, I would have gobbled this up as a kid. The story is just brilliant...I was completely in love from start to finish. What a feast! The world and its moving magical parts was simply wonderful. I loved everything. EVERYTHING.' * Karen Foxlee * 'This book has so many things I love: maps, strange magic, living folklore, talking animals, history books, impossible challenges and a redoubtable heroine who mistakenly regards herself as untalented and unlovely, when she is quite the opposite. I couldn't have enjoyed reading this more, it's an absolute joy. Make a note for March next year: read The Republic of Birds.' * Leanne Hall * 'I loved this spicy fantasy with its unusual Russian influences and its clever, cartographer heroine.' * Isobelle Carmody *