• Nicky Johnston

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Nicky is a mum to four boys, a primary educator, an artist, a public speaker, and author and illustrator of children’s books. She is passionate about the importance of teaching resilience and positive emotional well-being in children, and provides teacher and parent professional development seminars demonstrating opportunities to do this . . .

  • Michael Hyde

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michael Hyde has been writing for over 30 years, mainly for adolescents and YA.  All Along the Watchtower is his memoir of his life in the sixties. His other titles include Footy Dreaming, Tyger Tyger, Hey Joe and Max. After 25 years as an English teacher, Michael now lectures in writing and literature at Victoria University and conducts . . .

  • Michelle Hamer

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michelle is a prolific freelance journalist who writes for a broad cross-section of Australian media, from daily newspapers and national magazines to news websites. She was previously an editor at The Age. She is a widely-published author for adults (as Cate Kendall), and her first four books for children were published . . .

  • Susan Halliday

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Susan is a Life Governor of the Australia Childhood Foundation and has published a series of 10 books for children. She has spent nine years on the board of the State Library of Victoria and is a former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner. talks and workshops Her two . . .

  • Patrick Guest

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    A born storyteller-come-overnight success, Patrick has had five picture books signed with Little Hare over the past two years. His stories are heartfelt explorations of courage, kindness and the joys of being a kid. Patrick’s visits are interactive and fun, but he is always willing to bare his soul and . . .

  • Jacqui Grantford

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Jacqui Grantford is a Melbourne-based artist who has worked extensively as an artist, author and illustrator. Her book and DVD Simply Drawing have recently been released. A True Person, illustrated by Grantford, was a 2008 White Raven book. Only 250 books across the world are chosen in recognition of their artistic merit. This . . .

  • Emily Gale

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Emily Gale is an internationally published author of four Young Adult novels, a Junior Fiction duology and several books for pre-schoolers. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years in several roles, including children’s book editor, reader for a literary agent, and book-buyer. . . .

  • Corinne Fenton

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Corinne Fenton has established a reputation for writing beautiful picture book histories of animals whose lives have become legendary.

  • Elizabeth Fensham

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Elizabeth is the award-winning author of nine novels for children and young adults. Titles include: Helicopter Man, The Invisible Hero, Matty Forever and My Dog Doesn’t Like Me. As a writer and one-time teacher, Elizabeth has presented to adults and children at writers festivals and other events in Australia and internationally. talks and workshops Target . . .

  • Justin D’Ath

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Justin was born in New Zealand and has lived in Australia since 1971. He has written 50 books for children and young adults. His 12-book Extreme Adventure series has been translated into seven languages and made into a popular TV series. His YA novel Pool, was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Awards. He . . .

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