Abbey Lane

Abbey Lane
Member since: March 18, 2020

From quirky Picture Book stories for pre-schoolers through to heartfelt historical non-fiction for upper primary, Abbey Lane aka Julie Paine is a passionate storyteller finding inspiration in the most peculiar places. From characterising old potatoes sprouting eyes in dark corners of cupboards to beloved fur baby antics through to historical icons, Abbey has loads of stories to share.


  • In 2020:
    • she won the NSW State Library Award for a Picture Book story about Ethel Turner 
  • In 2021:
    • Abbey was a recipient of an ASA Award Mentorship Program;
    • Abbey’s first short story, Rambling Rodney and the Giant Sea Slug, was published in the CBCA NSW, Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds Anthology
  • In 2022:
    • Abbey’s first article appeared in The Woodlander – Friends of Ethel Turner newsletter; and
    • Abbey spoke about Ethel Turner at the 2022 Ku-Ring-Gai Heritage Festival held at Woodlands – Ethel’s home where she wrote Seven Little Australians.

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