Carol Ann Martin

Photo of author Carol Ann MartinPreferred audience: kinder to year 5

Carol lives in Cygnet, southern Tasmania and has been published by Omnibus/Scholastic and Penguin Australia.

Carol’s sessions are interactive. She reads and tells stories that she invites the children to respond to and discuss. With older children, she brainstorms ideas and the creation of a story.

Her husband, Paul Martin, is a professional jazz musician and they can include themed music and song at no extra cost.




Anne Morgan

Photo of author Anne MorganPreferred audience: primary and lower secondary students

Anne is an award-winning children’s author, poet and playwright who mostly lives on Bruny Island, Tasmania. Her books include The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land, The Sky Dreamer and the Captain Clawbeak series.

She is a qualified, experienced teacher with a PhD in Writing.

Anne has taught from infant to university levels. As a genre-hopping writer with a teaching, academic and professional acting background, she can cover a range of workshops and talks across genres, for example developing picture books, novels, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.


Steve Isham

Photo of Steve IshamPreferred audience: primary students, adults and teachers

Steve is an author/illustrator and former teacher. Steve collaborates with wife Marion, creating picture books including ‘how-to’ books like Draw Aussie Animals, and most recently a graphic novel, Digger's Code.

In his capacity as a writer and illustrator, Steve has visited schools throughout Australia, the USA, Thailand and China. He and his wife have a studio in rural Thailand near three contented sheep and a perpetually wingey cat.

Step by step, draw an Australian animal or write a riddle in Steve's workshops. Steve unpacks original art and the process of writing from idea to frustration and finish.

He takes students and/or teachers through their book of choice and uncovers layers of meaning, engagement and the fun that awaits.



Christina Booth

Photo of author/illustrator Christina BoothPreferred audience: all ages

Christina Booth grew up on the East coast of Tasmania and works in Launceston as an illustrator and writer from her ‘picture book house’ studio. Christina’s books include: Purinina, A Devil’s Tale, Lothian 2007 (CBCA Notable Book 2008); In The Deep Blue Sea, written by Angie Lionetto-Civa, Windy Hollow 2007 (CBCA Notable Book 2008); In The Deep Green Jungle, written by Angie Lionetto-Civa, Windy Hollow 2007(CBCA Notable Book 2008); Kip, Windy Hollow 2009 (Shortlisted CBCA 2010); and Potato Music, illustrated by Pete Groves, Omnibus Books 2010.

Christina is passionate about art and stories – fictional ones and true – and enjoys sharing her passion and her craft with students. She demonstrates how we can learn about the world around us and remember the important bits through story. She shares why she wants to write about animals (and people), how she does it and what she learns along the way. She shares her work in progress with children, giving them a preview of books to come, and conducts inspiring illustration workshops.

Sally Odgers

Photo of writer Sally OdgersPreferred audience: primary and older

Sally's first story was published in 1970, in the School Magazine. Since then, she has written just about everything from picture books to SF and fantasy. With her husband, Sally co-authors the popular Jack Russell: Dog Detective and Pet Vet series.

Sally did her first author talk at the age of seventeen, with no preparation beyond a request from an editor to ‘show these kids that not all authors have long white beards’.  That was the day she discovered her talent for Q&A, panels and motivational writing sessions. Workshops range from 30 minute meet-the-author or interactive storytelling to a full day ‘Magazine Boot Camp’ in which attendees produce content for a school/community magazine and follow it from idea to screen and/or print.

Since Sally began writing seriously while in primary school, she takes writing by and for children seriously, but never forgets it should also be fun.

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