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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, June

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

    Former journalist and editor, June Alexander, is the 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 . . .

    Former journalist and editor, June Alexander, is the 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 . . .

  • Apel, Kathryn

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

    Kathryn Apel has worked as a teacher and literacy coach, but now devotes her time to writing poetry, picture books and verse novels – and talking about writing! Kathryn is best known for her verse novel, Bully on the Bus, and her shape poem, ‘Big Blue Whale’, which is loved by . . .

    Kathryn Apel has worked as a teacher and literacy coach, but now devotes her time to writing poetry, picture books and verse novels – and talking about writing! Kathryn is best known for her verse novel, Bully on the Bus, and her shape poem, ‘Big Blue Whale’, which is loved by . . .

  • 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 . . .

  • Bavati, Robyn

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

    Robyn Bavati is an experienced presenter at schools, libraries, book clubs and writers’ festivals. Her informative and interactive school sessions are planned in consultation with teachers to ensure they are tailored to students’ needs. Robyn’s latest book, A Weekend With Oscar (Walker Books, July 2021) is by turns a heart-wrenching . . .

    Robyn Bavati is an experienced presenter at schools, libraries, book clubs and writers’ festivals. Her informative and interactive school sessions are planned in consultation with teachers to ensure they are tailored to students’ needs. Robyn’s latest book, A Weekend With Oscar (Walker Books, July 2021) is by turns a heart-wrenching . . .

  • Bell, Krista

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

    Krista is an award-winning author. Her most recent titles include Peeking Ducks, Warriors, Burning the Bails and Jack’s Bugle.  Bessie’s War was published in 2017. Secrets in Sicily (Segreti in Sicilia), is a junior novel written in parallel English/Italian text. It won the inaugural Rosa Morettino Abbadessa International Literary Award in 2016. talks and workshops With . . .

    Krista is an award-winning author. Her most recent titles include Peeking Ducks, Warriors, Burning the Bails and Jack’s Bugle.  Bessie’s War was published in 2017. Secrets in Sicily (Segreti in Sicilia), is a junior novel written in parallel English/Italian text. It won the inaugural Rosa Morettino Abbadessa International Literary Award in 2016. talks and workshops With . . .

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