Ebony McKenna lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and young son.
She has worked as a journalist, market researcher, website editor, and company director. She also waitressed and prepared food in her family’s restaurant when she was a teenager.
In high school McKenna excelled in English and Literature, earning herself a place in the journalism course at Melbourne’s RMIT University.
In the 1990s she worked as a journalist on many leading Melbourne newspapers. She won many awards – including scooping first and second place in the one night for best news report. By day she wrote other people’s stories, but by night she plotted epic adventures.
Now she writes novels for a living.
ONDINE: THE SUMMER OF SHAMBLES
This is a brilliantly witty story with a furry-tale ending.
15-year-old Ondine de Groot lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret… He’s Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine.
When Shambles turns back into Hamish temporarily, Ondine knows that she has to help him break the spell. He is the most gorgeous boy she has ever met and her one true love! He just can’t remain a ferret forever. Can he?
The Ondine books are fun, teen novels with broad appeal, and sometimes barefaced cheek. But ferrets are like that.
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Publication date: April 2010
ONDINE: THE AUTUMN PALACE
The wonderfully witty romantic sequel to Ondine: The Summer of Shambles.
One boy, one girl, one plot to be foiled!
Hamish the gorgeous man (and part time ferret) has a new job with the Duke as a spy in his Autumn Palace. So Ondine goes with him. She imagines a hugely romantic escapade together that involves lots of kissing. What she hadn’t imagined was having to do endless laundry, go to school and keep Hamish the man a secret. All the while trying to find out who is plotting to kill the Duke.
And if that weren’t bad enough, it seems that Hamish is more interested in getting the Duke’s attention than hers. Plus he’s always in ferret form. Things can’t go on like this! Can Ondine foil the would-be assassin, save the Duke and get her man back in gorgeous human form? It’s going to take a little bit of magic, a lot of stolen kisses and some ferreting around…
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Publication Date: February 2011