Rory H. Mather

Rory is an extroverted rhyme loving picture book author…with a beard. For ten years he worked in public libraries and for three of those years he delivered kidlit programs such as story time and baby rhyme time. He has a passion for funny picture books and for reading and shares his passion with anyone who will listen. He also loves puns so watch out. A confident public speaker Rory is never happier than when he is standing in front of a group of young people sharing a funny story…except maybe when he has a flat white coffee.

Rory has written A LOT of stories and hopes to have most of them published. His debut picture book Vlad’s Bad Breath is about a vampire who doesn’t brush his teeth and will be out in September 2020 through Larrikin House. In 2021 Rory has two books coming out – but he is definitely hoping for more. Vlad: Loves Not Dead will be released mid 2021 and he also has a top secret picture book coming out with Scholastic Australia which will be released in March of 2021. In 2022, Rory is hoping to conquer the world, but he will settle for releasing his fourth picture book which is coming out with Scholastic Australia and which is also top secret so…shhhh.

Rory’s passion is picture books so a story time with some singing, dancing and activities is basically his dream job. He also loves creative writing though and would love to develop a story with your class whether they are in primary or high school.

Coming Soon

Vlad: Loves Not Dead, Larrikin House, 2021

Published Titles

Vlad's Bad Breath, Larrikin House, 2020