• Brenda Gurr

      Audience:
      Primary age, Pre-school age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops, Presentations
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Brenda is an author and accredited editor.  Brenda is the author of numerous children’s books, ranging from picture books to middle-grade titles. The first book in her junior fiction series, The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes, was published in early 2020. She works as an editor at Red Paper Kite . . .

    • Kylie Covark

      • Author
      • Poet
      Audience:
      Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops, Presentations
      Home state:
      South Australia (SA)
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      Kylie is a poet, children’s author, and educator. Kylie is an inaugural recipient of a mentorship through Raising Literacy Australia’s Emerging Author and Illustrator Mentoring Project and is an advocate for childhood literacy. She has been awarded first prize in the CYA Conference Picture Book Competition (Aspiring) and the Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition. Her forthcoming . . .

    • Nadia King

      • Author
      Audience:
      Primary age, Secondary age, All ages
      Home state:
      Western Australia (WA)
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      Nadia L King is a children’s author and award-winning short story writer. Her picture book, Claire Malone Changes the World, encourages children to advocate for a better world. Her YA novel, Jenna’s Truth, shines a light on cyberbullying. Nadia is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker. She believes we all have the . . .

    • Robert Favretto

      • Author
      Audience:
      Primary age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Robert is a Melbourne-based writer of junior fiction and picture books. While working as a primary school teacher, he began making up stories for his students and was inspired to become an author. His books focus on humour and wordplay – making reading enjoyable and rewarding for young readers. His . . .

    • Ingrid Laguna

      • Author
      Audience:
      Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers, Librarians
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Ingrid Laguna is a dynamic and engaging author, educator, musician. She lives in Melbourne and teaches English to children and adults from all over the world, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. Songbird is her second book. TALKS AND WORKSHOPS Students will be scaffolded and prompted to explore themes of . . .

    • Cath Crowley

      • Author
      Audience:
      Primary age, Secondary age
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops, Professional development
      Home state:
      Victoria (VIC)
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      Cath Crowley is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. Her novels include The Gracie Faltrain trilogy, Chasing Charlie Duskin, Graffiti Moon, Words in Deep Blue and Take Three Girls (co-written with Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell). talks and workshops Cath has taught creative writing across Australia and overseas and . . .

    • Lian Tanner

      • Author
      Audience:
      Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers
      Format:
      Talks, Workshops
      Home state:
      Tasmania (TAS)
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      Lian writes exciting children’s fantasy adventure novels, including the best-selling Keepers Trilogy and her new series, The Rogues. Lian has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the . . .

    • K H Canobi

        Audience:
        All ages
        Format:
        Workshops, Presentations
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        K H Canobi writes fiction for young adults and children. Her YA futuristic thriller, Mindcull, was published by Ford Street Publishing in 2019. She is a skilled, enthusiastic public speaker, having worked as a university tutor, lecturer and research fellow in cognitive developmental psychology for over twelve years. talks and . . .

      • Dannika Patterson

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Pre-school age
        Format:
        Workshops
        Home state:
        Queensland (QLD)
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        Dannika Patterson is a children’s author and copywriting consultant, whose work has been published across a range of traditional and multi-media platforms. With a strong background in content development and marketing, and degrees in Journalism and Child Psychology, Dannika has found the perfect alignment of her talents and passions in . . .

      • Jo Sandhu

        • Author
        Audience:
        Primary age, Secondary age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops
        Home state:
        Queensland (QLD)
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        Jo has a passion for creating unlikely heroes, exciting adventures and authentic fantasy worlds. Jo is the author of the Tarin of the Mammoths Series. Book One: The Exile, won the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2018. It is a CBCA Notable Book and Aurealis Finalist for Best Children’s Book. Her . . .