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Creative Net represents over 170 authors and illustrators across Australia.

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  • Abela, Deborah

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)

    Deb’s presentations are informative, interactive and fun. As a trained teacher, she is comfortable giving author talks and writing workshops for both the reluctant writer and the gifted and talented. She also presents at staff development days, sharing ideas on activities to get kids excited about writing.

    Deb’s presentations are informative, interactive and fun. As a trained teacher, she is comfortable giving author talks and writing workshops for both the reluctant writer and the gifted and talented. She also presents at staff development days, sharing ideas on activities to get kids excited about writing.

  • Alafaci, Marie

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)

    Marie is a former science and English teacher and corporate trainer who has written for as long as she can remember. However, it was when she completed a professional writing and editing course that she realised she wanted to be a full-time writer. Marie runs memoir workshops for community groups . . .

    Marie is a former science and English teacher and corporate trainer who has written for as long as she can remember. However, it was when she completed a professional writing and editing course that she realised she wanted to be a full-time writer. Marie runs memoir workshops for community groups . . .

  • Alexander, Goldie

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)

    Goldie's short stories, articles and 80 books for adults, young adults and children are published both here and overseas.

    Goldie's short stories, articles and 80 books for adults, young adults and children are published both here and overseas.

  • Alexander, June

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)

    Former journalist and editor, June Alexander, is author of six non-fiction books on mental health (eating disorders), and six books on social history. June won her first national essay competition at age nine, and has kept a personal diary since age 11. These diaries are a primary resource in her . . .

    Former journalist and editor, June Alexander, is author of six non-fiction books on mental health (eating disorders), and six books on social history. June won her first national essay competition at age nine, and has kept a personal diary since age 11. These diaries are a primary resource in her . . .

  • Apel, Kathryn

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Professional development
    Home state:
    Queensland (QLD)

    Kathryn is a children’s author/poet who writes too much. Her goal is to find the perfect word for every situation. Sometimes that’s tricky! Kat co-ordinates the worldwide January Month of Poetry for kids and adults. Her picture book, This is the Mud!, has been read on PlaySchool. Kathryn engages children and adults . . .

    Kathryn is a children’s author/poet who writes too much. Her goal is to find the perfect word for every situation. Sometimes that’s tricky! Kat co-ordinates the worldwide January Month of Poetry for kids and adults. Her picture book, This is the Mud!, has been read on PlaySchool. Kathryn engages children and adults . . .

  • Axelsen, Stephen

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)

    Stephen Axelsen, while studying sociology at university, taught himself to draw and has been writing and illustrating humorous works for children since 1975. Stephen has illustrated many books including a graphic novel, The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim. He wrote and illustrated the Piccolo and Annabelle series of novels, which were shortlisted . . .

    Stephen Axelsen, while studying sociology at university, taught himself to draw and has been writing and illustrating humorous works for children since 1975. Stephen has illustrated many books including a graphic novel, The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim. He wrote and illustrated the Piccolo and Annabelle series of novels, which were shortlisted . . .

  • Baker, Candida

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)

    Candida is the author of the critically acclaimed Yacker – Australian Writers Talk About Their Work Series; two novels, Women and Horses and The Hidden; a prize-winning book of short stories, The Powerful Owl; and three children’s books, including Belinda the Ninja Ballerina, (illustrated by Mitch Vane). Candida started her career in the theatre, and she brings a . . .

    Candida is the author of the critically acclaimed Yacker – Australian Writers Talk About Their Work Series; two novels, Women and Horses and The Hidden; a prize-winning book of short stories, The Powerful Owl; and three children’s books, including Belinda the Ninja Ballerina, (illustrated by Mitch Vane). Candida started her career in the theatre, and she brings a . . .

  • Bates, Dianne

    • Author
    Audience:
    Adults, Teachers
    Format:
    Talks
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)

    Di has published 100 books for young readers, including two YA novels, The Last Refuge and Crossing the Line, both published by Ford Street. Most of Di’s books are for the 7 to 12 age group.  Di’s best known books are the Grandma Cadbury and the Bushranger series. The latter includes Desert Dan, the Dunnyman, which won the Kids’ . . .

    Di has published 100 books for young readers, including two YA novels, The Last Refuge and Crossing the Line, both published by Ford Street. Most of Di’s books are for the 7 to 12 age group.  Di’s best known books are the Grandma Cadbury and the Bushranger series. The latter includes Desert Dan, the Dunnyman, which won the Kids’ . . .

  • Bateson, Catherine

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)

    Catherine is a poet and award-winning writer for both children and young adults. She introduces poetry into her novels for younger readers whenever possible. Secretly, she longs to write a fantasy trilogy, but in the meantime she writes romance; her romance for young adults, Lisette’s Paris Notebook, was released in 2017 . . .

    Catherine is a poet and award-winning writer for both children and young adults. She introduces poetry into her novels for younger readers whenever possible. Secretly, she longs to write a fantasy trilogy, but in the meantime she writes romance; her romance for young adults, Lisette’s Paris Notebook, was released in 2017 . . .

  • Battersby, Katherine

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Queensland (QLD)

    Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of Squish Rabbit, shortlisted for the 2012 Crichton Award and named a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Her second picture book is Brave Squish Rabbit and she has also had many short stories published in magazines and anthologies for young people. . . .

    Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed children’s author and illustrator of Squish Rabbit, shortlisted for the 2012 Crichton Award and named a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Her second picture book is Brave Squish Rabbit and she has also had many short stories published in magazines and anthologies for young people. . . .