Shirley Corlett is from Masterton and her first book was an adult historical novel, The Hanging Sky. Since winning the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award with The Stolen, Shirley has had several more books published. In 2005 Shirley was the joint Writer in Residence at Dunedin College of Education with Margaret Beames.
- The Stolen (Scholastic 2000).
- The Weather-makers (Scholastic 2001).
- Abandon Ship!: The Diary of Debbie Atherton, Wellington, 1968 [My Story series] (Scholastic 2003).
- You've Got Guts, Kenny Melrose (Scholastic 2004).
- Fire in the Sky: The Diary of James Collier, Tarawera, 1886 [My Story series] (Scholastic 2005).
- Through Thick and Thin (Scholastic 2005).
- In the Spotlight illustrated by Loudmouth Productions (Gilt Edge 2008).
- Addie Accident (Scholastic 2010).
- The Wahine Disaster: Wellington, 1968 new edition of Abandon Ship! (2003) (Scholastic 2013).
- Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 1999.
- New Zealand Books Children’s Book Awards Junior Fiction Shortlist 2002 for The Weather-makers.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2002 Junior Fiction List for The Weather-makers.
- New Zealand Books Children’s Book Awards Junior Fiction Shortlist 2005 for You’ve Got Guts, Kenny Melrose.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2005 Junior Fiction List for You've Got Guts, Kenny Melrose.
- Robert Lord Writers Cottage Residency, University of Otago College of Education Writer in Residence 2005.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards 2006 Junior Fiction List for Through Thick and Thin.
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