The CKT Team

Meet our Team

Our team brings to CKT a wide range of industry experience and knowledge. From award-winning authors, publishers, editors, website designers and avid readers, our goal is to support and guide you on your creative journey. We want to celebrate your success.

Let’s walk the path together.

Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey

CKT Founder | Publisher | Editor

Georgie Donaghey is an award-winning published author, editor, mentor, and founder of Creative Kids Tales and the Creative Kids Tales Speakers Agency. Her picture books Lulu, Clover’s Big Ideas and, In the Shadow of an Elephant appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Kinderling Kids Radio, Kindergo and the Virgin and Qantas inflight entertainment channels. Besides publication in the Heat Anthology (for adults), she is also the publisher of The Creative Kids Tales Short Story Collection Vol 1 & 2.
Georgie was also bitten by a red-back spider at eight years old, but that’s another story.

Rod Donaghey

Rod Donaghey

Web Design

Rod was thrust into the world of children’s books by his wife, Georgie. He’s read truckloads of stories to his children over the years, but only enjoyed them from a reader’s point of view.

Wanting to help Georgie assist aspiring authors from the Australian children’s book industry, together they launched Creative Kids Tales.

Rod is responsible for the design and structure of the site. Utilising his skills as an established website designer, Rod has helped the website (and it’s members) achieve great success in the various search engines.

When he’s not up until 2.00am working on the site, which he often is, Rod dedicates his time to their three children and his beloved Cronulla Sharks League team.

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron

Editor | Assessor | APT Coach

Emma Cameron, an author and editor since 2004, is passionate about helping others on their writing journey.

She’s run multiple writing courses and her work is published in novels, anthologies, school education resources and magazines.

Both Cinnamon Rain and View From the 32nd Floor (Walker Books Australia) received CBCA Notable listing, the second being shortlisted in the 2015 Sakura Medal. Her US title, Out of This Place (Candlewick Press), was a finalist in the 2015 Global Read Aloud.

Karen Wood

Karen Wood

Manuscript Assessor

Karen Wood lives and works on the Central Coast of NSW. She is the author of eight horsey fiction and rural romance novels, as well as six smaller chapter books for middle grade readers with major Australian publisher, Allen and Unwin. Her books have been translated into other languages and published in Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe and the UK.

She is an experienced appraiser and mentor to emerging writers of teen fiction and children’s books. Karen is mad about horses but is also a qualified horticulturalist with a degree in Communications. She has a menagerie of animals on her small acreage and spends her free time with her children and horses.

Susan Hili

Cocoon Club Critique Coordinator

Susan Hili is a published children’s author and illustrator. Her work is featured in The Creative Kids Tales Short Story Collection Vol 1 & 2.
She is the Captain of the Cocoon Club. Her role involves coordinating, supporting, and providing information regarding the Cocoon Club’s functionality. This group would not exist without her.

Charlotte Donaghey

Charlotte Donaghey

Assistant

Charlotte Donaghey was born into the world of books. She was dragged along to author events from a young age and then chose to attend them willingly, well sort of.

Charlotte has a talent for media and has created trailers for authors and publishers. Loving her time behind the camera, Charlotte has also captured festivals, book launches and author events through the lens of her camera.

But her passion lies with special effects make-up. She is actively pursuing this path and has her sights set on Hollywood.

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