I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.

Danielle Binks


Speaking of the Dead: V.C. Andrews

Speaking of the Dead: V.C. Andrews

Please join us for cinnamon doughnuts and a lively discussion of V.C. Andrews’ unforgettable works, including the bestselling Flowers in the Attic. Our panel of Danielle Binks, Jodi McAlister and Clem Bastow will chat about attics, incest and terrible parenting.

FREE event – bookings essential 

Speaking of the Dead event series

This year we will be celebrating the power of past words with a special event series. Each month, we will bring together an artist, an expert and a reader to discuss the work and life of a deceased author who has left an indelible mark on their readers.

This is the first event of the series.

  • 24 February, 2020
  • 6:30pm
  • Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

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Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin – ‘The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade): A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent’

Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin – ‘The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade): A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent’

Course fee: $250/ $210 alumni

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

In this unique opportunity, you will be given feedback on your work and whether your manuscript is sound for submission. You’ll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and be able to consult with a leading literary agent about what your next steps should be.

For the first time Faber Writing Academy is excited to offer a version of The Agent Engagement tailored specifically for authors creating Young Adult and Middle Grade targeted works.

Your booking includes:

• 25 minute one-to-one meeting with agent Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Management
• Refreshments on arrival.

There are strictly 7 appointment times available on the half hour between 10am and 2pm. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

  • 29 February, 2020
  • 10AM - 2PM
  • Allen & Unwin – Melbourne
    406 Albert Street
    East Melbourne VIC 3002

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YA Day 2020

YA Day 2020

The YA Room’s third annual YA Day will be on Saturday 14 March from 10am – 4pm at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. Presented in partnership with Writers Victoria, YA Day 2020 will feature 10 incredible #LoveOzYA authors, merch stalls, and signing opportunities.

Danielle’s session will be Panel #3: Trash or Treasure? In this panel, Danielle Binks, Wai Chim, and Katya de Becerra will be talking all about how ‘classic YA’ has shaped the readership of today. Discover whether they were on Team Edward or Team Jacob, hear their hot takes on Harry Potter, and find out how the teens that grew up reading books like The Hunger Games are going to change the world.

  • 14 March, 2020
  • 10am – 4pm
  • The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Book Launch – ‘The Year the Maps Changed’

Book Launch – ‘The Year the Maps Changed’

Given Farrells enjoys a cameo mention in the book itself, we were delighted when local author Danielle Binks asked us to launch her wonderful middle-grade debut, The Year the Maps Changed.

Join us to celebrate the release and hear Danielle in conversation with Andrea Rowe from the Peninsula Writers Club about her journey to publication.

Nibbles and drinks provided.

Tickets: $5

  • 28 April, 2020
  • 6-8pm
  • Farrells Bookshop Mornington

    143 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931

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AuthorsUp: Write What You Know with Danielle Binks

AuthorsUp: Write What You Know with Danielle Binks

Danielle Binks researched her latest middle grade novel based on childhood memories, and inspired by real events. Based at Pt Nepean NP it’s a compelling narrative around a fascinating story in Australian history, family bonds and power of compassion.

Enjoy share platter dinner, welcome drink and scribe tribe company. Hosted by Peninsula Writers Club.

* Members $33 (plus booking fee)
* Non members $37 (plus booking fee)

  • 19 May, 2020
  • 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Blue Mini – Eatery, Emporium, Events
    2 Colchester Road, Rosebud, Victoria 3939

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Danielle will be at KidLitVic 2020 looking for YA (#LoveOzYA) and MG (#LoveOzMG)!

  • 30 May, 2020
  • All Day
  • The Melbourne Town Hall (90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne)

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CYA All-Stars Writers & Illustrators Conference

CYA All-Stars Writers & Illustrators Conference

The All-Stars Conference is the place that brings together learning the craft of writing, illustrating, publishing and beyond.

This conference is a professional development weekend for new and established writers consisting of masterclasses and workshops conducted by published writers, illustrators (Saturday only) and industry professionals.

Catering for writers of Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult literature markets across all genres.

Industry professionals, including editors and agents, and Self Publishing specialists from all over Australia, will be on-site on both days.

  • 10 July, 2020
  • TAFE Queensland Brisbane – South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane

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