Author(s): Laura Sieveking
Can rising gymnastics star Abby make her dreams a reality at the Academy? Being accepted into The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was all Abigail Rogers had ever wished for. But before her feet can touch the ground, the gymnasts are thrown into their first competition of the year to determine who will make up the Academy team for the upcoming State Prelims. The pressure is on and with training harder than ever and growing rivalries amongst the gymnasts Abby begins to doubt if she is in fact Academy material. Can Abby up the level of difficulty in her routines and secure a place in the Academy gymnastics squad? Or will she be persuaded to win with dirty tactics?
Ever since she learnt to hold a pen, Laura Sieveking has loved creating stories. She remembers hiding in her room as a six-year-old, writing a series of books about an unlikely friendship between a princess and a bear. As an adult, Laura has spent the vast majority of her career working in publishing as an editor. After several years, she decided to put down her red pen and open up her laptop to create a series of her own. The Academy series is a combination of all Laura's favourite things - writing, friendship and sport, and take her back to her happy childhood memories of gymnastics training and competition. Laura lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.