Maree Teychenné (that’s me) loves to write and, from an early age, she loved putting on concerts for the neighbourhood kids. Everyone was roped in to perform!
As soon as her cousins arrived for a relaxing holiday visit, they were handed their play scripts, music and costumes!
Maree decided to become a writer around the age of ten and since then she has won many awards – state, national and international – for her short stories, poetry, stage plays, song lyrics and film scripts.
Maree has a Music and Education degree from Melbourne University. She lives in Vincentia, a coastal village on beautiful Jervis Bay, where she writes full-time.
For more information about the awards and other things Maree writes, see the website: www.capaldoteychenne.com
The Last Two Years of Writing
Maree Teychenné (pron: Tay-shen-ay) has won state, national and international awards for her short stories, poetry, stage plays, song lyrics, film scripts and a children’s literacy book. She’s also had many works published in the UK, Germany, US, New Zealand and Russia and performed on stage in Australia.
In 2013, Maree co-won the Children’s Book Prize in the 2013 ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Writing and Publishing Awards for her humorous literacy book, My Aunt Ate a Plate, Book 1 in her Tricky Words series.
In the same year, she was Highly Commended in the Stringybark Short Story Award 2013 for her short story To Begin at the Middle (published by Stringybark Publishing, Australia); one of the Third Prize winners in the 20th International Dancing Poetry Competition for her poem The Joy Makers (San Francisco); shortlisted in the Earlyworks Flash Fiction Competition for her flash fiction Contemplation (published by Earlyworks Press, UK), and a runner-up in The Serendipity Poetry Competition for her poem The Waterfall and Water Sprite (published by Thynks Publications, UK).
Tricky Words Book 2, A Lion, a Whale and a Flea, was also published in 2013.
In 2014, Maree won the People’s Choice Award in the Stringybark Flash Fiction Competition for her flash fiction Deflated (published by Stringybark Publishing); her music drama Reflections in a Sunday Mirror was performed in the Top 80 at Short+Sweet, Sydney (music by Steven Capaldo); her poem Identity Unknown was published in the Seeking Horizons anthology (South Coast Writers’ Centre, NSW) and her song lyrics Ancient and Proud will be published in the Flood, Fire and Famine anthology (Ginninderra Press, Port Adelaide).
Tricky Words Book 3, How to Make a Rainbow Rose, will be published in December, 2014.
Maree has a Music and Education degree from the University of Melbourne. She lives in Vincentia, a coastal village on beautiful Jervis Bay, NSW, where she writes full-time.