Lynelle Kendall is an Early Childhood Educator, mother and writer.
She writes short form children’s fiction: poetry, picture books, short stories and early chapter books with a delightful mix of humour, enchantment and adventure. Her characters include a bumbling crew of pirates, a hyperactive mouse, a group of dinosaur circus performers, an ambitious robot, a fairy with attitude and children who discover magical creatures in their own backyard.
Lynelle believes a special kind of magic happens when stories are shared and that children’s books play a vital role in winning the next generation over to a love of reading. She’s seen this magic in her own life and the lives of children around her. She loves that:
- Treasured tales never get old (even on the hundredth read)
- Characters can become lifelong friends
- Words are doorways into new worlds and new ways of seeing and
- Imagination has no bounds
Lynelle’s work has been published in Positive Words, the Malaysian Nature Journal, Flycatcher Magazine and the School Magazine. Her work has been shortlisted in the NT Literary Awards and Kids Book Review Short Story competition. She was winner of the Gove Peninsular Writing Competition in 2015 and placed Third in the CYA Competition 2017 for her chapter book for young readers. Her work has also been featured on the Darwin Family Life and Australian Children’s Poetry websites.
Lynelle Kendall lives in the Northern Territory. Other than reading and writing, she loves fairy bread, camping with her family and op shopping.