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Jaqui Halliday

Jaqui Halliday

Jaqui writes for young children. She loves writing picture books and early chapter books. Her ideas and topics come from her own family life, friendships, and her previous jobs and travels. She has worked as a corporate lawyer and an international politics analyst. She has lived all over Australia, in London, Hong Kong, New England …

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Pat Grafton

Pat Grafton

Pat is an aspiring children’s book writer.  As a retired teacher and primary school administrator, she has a deep interest in literacy learning and the science of reading.  She holds a Graduate Certificate in Learning Difficulties (Literacy) and a Master of Education. After writing 24 decodable books for beginning readers, her long-held desire to write …

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Kate Crosato

Kate Crosato

Kate Crosato lives in regional NSW and is currently studying a Bachelor in English, Children’s Literature and History.   She is a part time librarian, part time school assistant and full time mum of two rambunctious boys.  Kate enjoys the beach, brunches, playing touch football, Sunday barbeques and she loves to read.  Her favourite genre is …

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Katie Flannigan

Katie Flannigan

Katie Flannigan is an emerging author/illustrator. A lover of picture books Katie has long harboured a dream to create them. Her illustrations have been described as quirky and humorous and she uses mixed media, hand made figurines and found objects to create her work. Katie has completed a Faber Academy course with Allen & Unwin …

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Marg Briese

Marg Briese

Marg has always been a storyteller. As a photographer, she captures the stories of others. As a writer, she creates children’s stories full of nonsense and fun. Marg has taken part in KidLit Writers Competition’s, Bootcamps and Festivals; and this year has undertaken a mentorship with an editor to further refine her first love -writing. …

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Trish Donald

Trish Donald

Trish Donald is an emerging author/illustrator of children’s picture books and short stories. Her illustration style blends various mediums such as pen, paint, and photographs of textures including concrete and graffiti, along with digital drawing to create a contemporary, unique style. Trish loves connecting with children through creative workshops focusing on written and visual literacy …

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Melissa Wray

Melissa Wray

Melissa lives on the Bellarine Peninsula with her husband and two children and enjoys walks along the beach. She has always loved reading and grew up near a library where she spent most of her time browsing and borrowing books. Melissa is passionate about education, in particular literacy, and believes the ability to read and write gives power to …

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Jude Mullen

Jude Mullen

Reading and writing are my extra appendages. I write for children firstly, to delight them, and secondly to help them to understand themselves and their world. I have so much fun when I’m creating humorous, slightly quirky, and whimsical stories that ignite children’s curiosity and make them want to read, as well as giving them …

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Yalda Adel

Yalda Adel

Being very curious about the world around her, Yalda worked as a medical scientist in a laboratory before having her two girls and staying home to raise them. Her love of books and especially children’s books was obvious when reading bedtime stories to her daughters, when she would read them again and again often without being asked …

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Wendy Cheek

Wendy Cheek

Hi! I’m Wendy and I’m a writer currently living in stunning Lake Macquarie. I have worked in the education sector with children for many years and I think I’m happiest when I’m interacting in the world of children’s literature. I love the ability to play with words, images and characters and create worlds for children …

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Beverley McWilliams

Beverley McWilliams

Beverley’s background is in law and accountancy, but after emigrating to Australia with four children she ditched the rat race (and the money) to follow her dream of becoming a writer. Beverley loves to write across all children’s genres but has a passion for non-fiction. Beverley’s debut picture book Born to Fly was published by MidnightSun in …

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Larissa Collins

Larissa Collins

I am a clinical psychologist who has worked with children for over 25 years in mental health, child protection and school settings. I currently work in private practice and as a school counsellor. In January 2021 I was honoured to have my first children’s picture book published, called Be brave Beatrice. The book trailer is …

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