Originally from Brisbane, Australia, author Darren Groth moved to Vancouver in 2007 with his Canadian wife and their then five-year-old twins.

His work has been published on both sides of the Atlantic. A former special-education teacher, Groth promotes awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is the father of a son with ASD.

Are You Seeing Me? is Groth's novel about twins Justine and Perry on a road trip in the Pacific Northwest. [SEE REVIEW BELOW] Justine has always been responsible for her brother who has ASD. But that is about to change as Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence. Before the two are separated, they decide to take go on an adventure together.

Munro vs. The Coyote (Orca 2017) is also REVIEWED BELOW.

AWARDS:

Shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Young Adult Book category for Most Valuable Potential, August 2004

Official Selection 'Books From Our Backyard: 100 Must-Read Books From Queensland', Most Valuable Potential, September 2006

Shortlisted (with brother Simon) in The Text Prize of Australia for Concentrate, August 2009

Book of the Month at Booktopia for Kindling, July 2010

Book of the Month in Notebook Magazine for Kindling, August 2010

Selection 'Best Reads of 2012? in Reading Rewards for Kindling, December 2012

Book of the Month at Riverbend Books for Are You Seeing Me?, August 2014

Bookseller's Pick at Abbey's Bookshop for Are You Seeing Me?, August 2014

Top 12 YA Reads of 2014 at Booktopia for Are You Seeing Me?, November 2014

2014 Books of the Year at Booktopia for Are You Seeing Me?, December 2014

Outstanding Book in International Board on Books for Young Adults' (IBBY) Collection for Are You Seeing Me?, January 2015

Shortlisted, Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Older Readers Book of the Year for 'Are You Seeing Me?', April 2015

Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature for 'Are You Seeing Me?', April 2015.

Shortlisted, Sheila A. Egoff children's literature prize for 'Are you seeing me?', March 2016.

Finalist, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award 2020

BOOKS

The Procrastinator, published by Jacobyte Books, November 2000 and by Poseidon, April 2006

Most Valuable Potential, published by Ninderry Press, October 2003

The Articulate Conception, published as The Umbilical Word by IP, June 2008 and by Exciting Press, December 2013

Kindling, published by Hachette, July 2010 and by Exciting Press, April 2013

Concentrate (Brothers Groth), published by TBG, April 2012

Are You Seeing Me?, published by Random House Australia, August 2014; also Orca 2015 9781459810792 $12.95

Munro vs. The Coyote (Orca 2017) $19.95 / 9781459814097

Infinite Blue (Orca 2018) $14.95 978-14598-1513-1. Co-writer is Simon Groth who lives in Brisbane, Australia

Munro vs. the Coyote (Orca 2020) $12.95 978-1-4598238-5-3

[BCBW 2020]