• 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 . . .

  • 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 of . . .

  • 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 . . .