Children's Author

Margaret Hamilton

CKT Writers’ Festival – Falling Forward with Margaret Hamilton

A well-spent hour with Margaret Hamilton had us truly blown away with her thirst for knowledge and rising career. Her Falling Forward talk made us consider ‘audience’ and propelled us through her incredible career from a family who weren’t into reading, to a string of awards for her contributions to Australian children’s books. Margaret attributed …

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Tim Harris

CKT Writers’ Festival – Humorous Read Alouds with Tim Harris

‘Be inspired by your favourite books, but don’t let fear stop you writing your story.’ Tim Harris is the author of the best-selling series, The Remarkables, Toffle Towers, and the hilarious series exploding off the shelves, Exploding Endings, to name a few. He’s won many awards for his books, is a much sought-after speaker and …

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Ursula Dubosarsky

CKT Writers’ Festival – Helping Kids Become Readers for Life! with Ursula Dubosarsky

As the current Australian Children’s Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky believes wholeheartedly that reading enriches and empowers your life. This is the reason that she chose ‘Read for your life’ as the theme for her two-year laureate term. Her greatest ambition is to encourage all kids to read for their whole life, so they are always proud …

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Adam Wallace

CKT Writers’ Festival – The Magic of YES! with Adam Wallace

Bursting onto our screens with an irrepressible enthusiasm for his topic that was delightfully contagious, Adam Wallace soon shared the secret to his success: the power of ‘yes’. Early in his career he said ‘yes’ to everything, and he soon found that one small writing job led to other chances for publication. He advises all …

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Megan Higginson

Raymund and the Fear Monster – Q&A with Megan Higginson

Megan has always been an avid reader of books from all genres, but she loves sci-fi and fantasy. As a child and teenager, if she could have combined reading from horseback while galloping along Mackay’s beaches, or while mustering cattle in the Queensland outback she would have. (Of course, she would have not enjoyed the …

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My Daddy is Different

My Daddy is Different – Q&A with Suzi Faed

The written word is how Suzi likes to be heard. She aspires to inspire those who read her work. Suzi has independently published her late father’s biography, Fighting Spirit, and is awaiting the release of her debut picture book, My Daddy is Different. Three of her stories also appeared in the Creative Kids Tales Story Collection Vol. 2. …

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The Quest Diaries of Max Crack

The Quest Diaries of Max Crack – Q&A with Jules Faber

Jules Faber is a cartoonist and illustrator, most well-known for illustrating the WeirDo series by comedian Anh Do, for which they’ve won multiple awards, including Book of the Year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards. He’s also illustrated David Warner’s ‘Kaboom Kid’ series, Michael Pryor’s ‘Leo Da Vinci’ series, Alex Ratt’s Stinky …

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