Charlotte Barkla

Charlotte is an Adelaide-based writer who worked as a civil engineer and physics teacher before rediscovering her love for children’s literature. She now writes picture books, middle-grade fiction and feature articles.

Charlotte’s debut picture book, All Bodies are Good Bodies, was published by Hardie Grant Egmont in January 2020. The first novel in her middle-grade series, Edie’s Experiments, published in February 2020 with Penguin Random House, with Book 2 to follow in July.

As well as writing for children, Charlotte writes feature articles for a range of publications including Good Health magazine, MiNDFOOD magazine, the Australian Educator, Engineers Australia, Domain online and The Sydney Morning Herald online.

As a former teacher, Charlotte is an experienced speaker and workshop presenter. Her sessions can be customised to the age group and curriculum, with topics ranging from ‘Writing picture books’ for early years primary students, through to the ‘Craft of creative writing’ for all levels of primary and ‘Becoming a science writer’ for secondary students.

Charlotte loves sharing her passion for science, creativity and stories with children of all ages.

Published Titles

All Bodies are Good Bodies, Hardie Grant Egmont, 2020

Edie's Experiments - How to Make Friends, Penguin Australia, 2020