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About YA for WA

YA for WA is a hub for all things young adult (YA) literature in Western Australia. The initiative began in 2021 by Bianca Breen as a way to highlight the talent of WA's YA authors, promote local authors and books, and connect and inspire new and emerging WA writers. We are doing this by:

  • centralising information about YA books by WA authors

  • hosting meet-ups for writers both in-person and online

  • promoting YA events and content by West Australians

Our Team


Bianca is passionate about Australian YA literature. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from La Trobe University and works at The Literature Centre in Fremantle. As well as managing YA for WA, she is the Communications Co-Director at LoveOzYA. Bianca has won several writing awards and opportunities and hopes to one day have a novel published. She is currently working on a YA fantasy novel.

You can find her on Twitter @bianca_breen and on Instagram @biancabreen


Louise is a lifelong Perthian, adventure addict, fantasy fanatic and dystopian devotee. Some of her favourite books include Deltora Quest, Six of Crows and Ender’s Game. A marketer by day, she steals moments by night to write her own fiction, with a taste for things that are bleak, dark, but ultimately full of love. You can find her on Instagram as @louisewritesthings, where she shares what she’s doing when she should be writing."

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