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Renee Bennett

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reneebennettRenee Bennett is an Australian author whose versatility spreads across many genres.  

Her debut into the world of writing with Broken Wing Butterfly, a non- fiction book for teenage girls, earned her a finalist spot in the prestigious Caleb Prize as well as a TV interview.

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Lynne Burgess

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LynneBurgessLynne and Chris have raised five children who are now adults. Lynne’s practical experience comes from the quality time spent with her own children.

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Aleesah Darlison

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aleesahdarlisonAleesah Darlison is a multi-published children’s book author. She also works as a reviewer for The Sun Herald. Aleesah’s picture books include Bearly There, Puggle’s Problem (NSW PRC) and Warambi (2012 CBCA Notable Book Eve Pownall Award, 2012 Wilderness Society Award for Children’s Literature - Shortlist).

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Jacque Duffy

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JacqueDuffyJacque Duffy has written and illustrated seven children’s books in a series. These books were sought and purchased by the Queensland State Government and placed into schools and libraries.

 

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Irma Gold

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IrmaGoldIrma Gold is an award-winning writer and editor. Her short stories have been widely published in anthologies and journals like Meanjin, Island and Going Down Swinging.

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Rose Inserra

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roseinserraRose Inserra is an internationally published author of over sixty children's books on topics ranging from library resource books to fiction and picture books. She lives in Melbourne and is passionate about wildlife and taking care of all animals.

 

 

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Lizbeth Klein

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Klein, Lizbeth[1]Lizbeth Klein lives in the Sutherland Shire with her husband. She has over nineteen years of experience in the classroom and six years as tutor of English for both primary and high school students. Four of her students have completed fiction manuscripts.

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Sharon McGuinness

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sharonmcguinnessSharon McGuinness works as a teacher librarian in a primary school on the south coast of New South Wales and writes picture books and junior novels for children. After writing her first ‘book’ in year six for a school assignment, Sharon has been writing ever since.

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Lorin Nicholson

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LorinNicholsonAs one of Australia’s highest-selling independent artists, Lorin has just released his fourth album of instrumental guitar tracks and earlier this year became a published author of an inspirational children’s book titled, The Amazing Bike Ride, published by Wombat books.

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Lynne Stringer

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lynnestringernewLynne Stringer has been passionate about writing all her life, beginning with short stories in her primary school days. She began writing professionally as a journalist and was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, before turning her hand to screenplay writing and novels.

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Debra Tidball

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debratidballDebra writes stories that speak into children's lives. As a social worker, parent and author she understands the power of narrative to resonate with children and parents alike.

 

 

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Robert Vescio

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robertvescioRobert Vescio loves to read and is a self-confessed hoarder of books, especially children's books. He enjoys writing stories and sharing his passion with children of all ages.

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Michelle Worthington

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michelleworthingtonNEWMichelle is an author of children’s books, who is also available for workshops on writing for children, book signings and school readings.

Michelle Worthington was born in Brisbane, Queensland and currently works and lives in the Redlands. She enjoys travelling and has spent time studying in France where she lived for a year. 

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John W. Dickinson

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John is the author of Jade and El-Sea.

Married with three children, John W. Dickinson is a respected writer and artist who lives and works on a small island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. John has drawn on his love for the environment and his experience of working with people with complex behaviours to produce Jade and El-Sea, his first young adult novel.

 

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Heather Gallagher

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HeathGallagherHeather Gallagher is a children's writer whose first chapter book Ferret on the Loose was published last year. Her stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore magazine.

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Kirrily Lowe

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kirrilyloweKirrily Lowe is a Mum to Sammy, Harry and Elijah and a pastor together with her husband Tim at the C3 Church City Campus in Darlinghurst, Sydney. She is passionate about filling young lives with great values in a fun and relatable way. The Invisible Tree is her first series of books.

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Jeni Mawter

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Jeni Mawter is the author of The Snugglebump Jump.

Jeni is a best-selling Australian children's book author as well as a mother to three children. She knows all about the excitement of welcoming the newest member into a family.

 

 

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Dawn Meredith

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dawnmeredithTraining as a Secondary School Art and English Teacher, Dawn soon realised Special Education was her passion.

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L.D. Taylor

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Taylor LisaAfter graduating from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a BA in English Literature and History, LD Taylor began a career in marketing for the 3D graphics and animation software industry.

 

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Kayleen West

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KayleenWestAlthough an initial childhood dream was to write and illustrate for children, Kayleen was encouraged to venture into a career of an exhibiting fine artist and later a graphic designer.