Meet the artists

Adam's first book, Wesley Booth, Super Sleuth was published by Scholastic in 2016. He has more up and coming titles and was recently the winner of the Text Prize for Children's Literature.

Jennifer's photo-realistic pencil illustrations cover a wide range of topics, from themes of yesterday to wildlife. Her most recent book is Olivia's Voice.

Marianne is a fully qualified social worker and also runs workshops in schools and libraries on techniques for managing worries, based on her award-winning book, The Worry Tree. Her other books have won or been short-listed for numerous awards.

Allayne has written junior fiction and YA novels. Her 2014 book, Paper Planes, was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards in Literature. Her new book, A Cardboard Palace is due for release in 2017. 

Katrina is the author of numerous best-selling picture books. Thunderstorm Dancing is just one of several of Katrina’s books to have received Notable Book Commendations from the CBCA.

Mike is the author of 5 books of children's humourous poetry and the picture book, Olivia's Voice, which follows a day in the life of a young deaf girl. He has other books scheduled for publication in 2018 and 2019.

Cameron is a prize-winning author and has worked as an anthropologist, house dad, archivist, and academic. In First Person Shooter, Cameron explores the deeply personal experience of adolescent stuttering through the eyes of  a 15-year-old boy. 

Kelly has written the fabulously colourful picture book, Fancy Pants, published by the Little Big Book Club in November 2016. Her second book is due for release in 2018 with HarperCollins.

From an early age, Tara has loved reading and dreamt of writing books that inspire a love of reading within others. She is a reviewer with The Big Book Club Reading Committee and her locally based geocaching books are popular with schools,

Danny is the illustrator of over a dozen children's picture books. His most recent book Little Chicken Chickabee, written by Janeen Brian, is a CBCA Notable Book for 2017.

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. Her picture books for children include King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Meet Banjo Paterson and Tom the Outback Mailman.

 

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