My name is Robyn Ridgeway. My Mother is a Thungutti woman, my Father a Biripai man. Both come from the NSW north coast. I’ve been teaching Aboriginal Studies for over twenty-seven years, both face-to-face and online. I enjoy writing because I get to be creative and escape reality for a . . .
Taylor Hampton and Jacinta Daniher
Taylor Hampton is a proud Ngiyampaa/Wiradjuri man and Jacinta Daniher is an early childhood educator. Taylor and Jacinta have a passion for educating young people about Aboriginal Culture. In 2019 they established Birrang Cultural Connections to offer cultural workshops to education settings. They have two children, Ella and Arlo, who . . .
Steven Herrick is the author of twenty-seven books for children and young adults. Steven’s books have won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (twice) and been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards on ten occasions. He is widely regarded as the pioneer of the verse-novel genre in Australia. . . .
Stef Gemmill is an award-winning children’s author and offers fun, educational story time workshops. She is known for her picture books that champion issues that matter covering themes like homelessness, resilience and environment. Her debut picture book, A Home For Luna, won the 2020 International Rubery Book Award for its unique . . .
Naomi has worked extensively in the Australian Arts, Education, Libraries and Bookselling industries, spending time as a scriptwriter and performer in children’s entertainment and working as a seasoned performer in theatre education around Australia. Currently, she is a copywriter/writer for ‘Illustrated’, exclusive to Apple Arcade. Moon Sailors is Naomi’s debut picture book inspired . . .
Alison McLennan is a Brisbane-based children’s author, voiceover artist, performer and proud mother of two teenagers and two fur babies. Her picture books include Hotel For Bees, published by the State Library of Queensland in 2020 as part of their Stories For Little Queenslanders series, Growing Pains published by EK . . .
Jarrod Paine is an author, teacher and licensed snake catcher from north-east Victoria. For Jarrod, writing is a passion allowing his energy and enthusiasm for education to bubble onto the page, transporting readers of all ages into the world of adventure and wildlife. When not writing, Jarrod can be found . . .
Anna is a children’s storyteller, educator and children’s books audio narrator. Usually seen in education, community and creative spaces, she brings stories that engage early literacy, bilingualism and cultural curiosity. Anna loves working with creative educators – incorporating fun, engaging and inclusive stories in their practice to enhance children’s development. . . .
Caz Goodwin is an award-winning children’s author who writes picture books, poetry and junior fiction. Caz heads the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Victoria and is on the Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBA) council. She is also an Australia Reads ambassador. talks and workshops Caz . . .
Wenda Shurety is an award-winning children’s author with six picture books published about nature and the magical world of the imagination. Her first picture book Eva’s Imagination was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019, and Pear of Hope won the Picture Book of the Year . . .