Chloe was the unanimous choice of the four judges, Florrie Darling, Linda France, Ellen Phethean and Bev Robinson. The judges said that they were looking for something that captured the spirit of Julia and although there were a number of other strong contenders what came across strongly in Chloe’s application was her energy and enthusiasm, not just for writing the novel, but also for the opportunities to meet others, share ideas and stories, that the fellowship would bring.
On being presented with the award at a Rendezvous 2 event celebrating Julia’s work in May 2015 Chloe said:
‘I feel exceptionally proud and a bit overwhelmed to be doing it in the name of Julia – it’s such an honour and makes all the hairs on my arms prickle up just thinking about it.’
Chloe used her fellowship to travel to Norway and research her second children’s novel. In her proposed book, the main character must make a journey across the wild, foreign landscape of Norwegian mountains, rivers and fjords to discover more about his identity.