• 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 . . .

  • 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 . . .

  • Monique Mulligan

    • Author
    • Storyteller
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
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    Monique Mulligan is often found with a book in one hand and a bowl of popcorn in the other. She has two published picture books and is currently working on adult contemporary fiction. Monique has a background in early childhood and curriculum writing, as well as in journalism, editing and . . .

  • Mark Carthew

    • Author
    • Musician
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults, Parents
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Mark is an award winning children’s author, musician, educator and editor, and is well known for his books and series exploring wordplay. His books have involved collaboration with some of the world’s leading authors and illustrators. Mark’s The Gobbling Tree, illustrated by Susy Boyer, won the Speech Pathology Australia’s 2009 Book . . .

  • Mark Wilson

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Mark is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator with 27 children’s books currently in print in Australia, America, Canada, Southeast Asia and Europe. Mark has a passion for Australian history and the environment. His picture books include Angel of Kokoda (2011 CBCA Honor book and 3rd CJ Picture Book Award International, shortlist), Journey of . . .

  • Stephen Whiteside

    • Author
    • Musician
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Stephen offers a 45 – 60 minute performance of poetry and song to a large group of children.

  • Dee White

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Dee White is the award-winning author of Letters to Leonardo, Hope for Hanna, A Duel of Words and Harry’s Goldfield Adventure.  Her themed workshops for all ages include Heroes & Villains, and From Portrait to Prose (using paintings and photographs as symbols and story devices). Dee can also help students make book trailers, and develop . . .

  • Kayleen West

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Kayleen is an internationally renowned artist and illustrator. Her most recent picture books are Without Me? and Adoptive Father. Her art has won many awards and hangs in private and corporate collections in France, United States, Italy, in the Australian Embassy in Ireland and in government collections in Australia. When Kayleen is not . . .

  • Gabrielle Wang

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers, Parents
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Gabrielle’s stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. Her books are about ghost hunters and enchanted gardens, hidden monasteries and fox spirits. They are about belonging and home and finding strength from within. Her latest books are The Wishbird and the Our Australian Girl Pearlie books. Gabrielle’s . . .