Preferred audience: upper primary and lower secondary students (up to year 8)
Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what it is kids want to read. Ten years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books, including the bestselling Legends series and the Toby Jones series (a rich blend of cricket and fantasy). Other novels include The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal, and his latest series is The Book of Gabrielle – a sinister tale about a girl without a past and an extraordinary ability to see things others can’t.
Michael is happy talking to small or large groups of children. He presents informative and engaging general author talks that focus especially on encouraging reluctant readers to read! Michael is also willing to run writing workshops with students. As an experienced teacher, Michael is highly skilled at motivating and entertaining children.