Meet the artists


Kathryn Apel

Kathryn Apel writes poetry, verse novels, poetry and picture books. She has achieved acclaim as a verse novelist, dealing with emotive issues such as bullying, sibling rivalry, self-doubt, and the intricate balance of friendship.

Charlie Archbold

Charlie is a YA and children’s author. Her debut novel Mallee Boys won the unpublished manuscript award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. In 2018 Mallee Boys was recognised as a CBCA Honour Book.


Katrina Germein

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.

Tania Ingram

Tania Ingram is an author of children’s picture books and novels including the Jinny and Cooper series. She is on the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators SA committee. Tania is also a Books in Homes role model and Ambassador for United Way SA.

Lauren Mullinder

After illustrating her first picture book, which came out in early 2017, Lauren discovered her love of interacting and engaging with children through presentations and workshops, and teaching them a love of self-expression through art. 

Claire Richards

Claire's first book, A Little Bit, was published by  Omnibus books in Adelaide.She has since worked with several publishers and seen her books translated into many languages. Her other titles include The Eleventh Sheep  and Ten Cheeky Possums.

Adam Cece

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 for The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls.

Sally Hardy

Sally is an award winning playwright and theatre maker for children and young adult audiences, and is the South Australian Chair of the Australian Writers Guild.

Mike Lucas

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.

Marianne Musgrove

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.

Danny Snell

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.

Danielle Clode

Danielle Clode is a zoologist who writes about killer whales, dinosaurs, bushfires and megafauna. Her third children’s book on prehistoric animals, From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons, will be published by Museum Victoria in August.

Jennifer Harrison

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.

Kristin Martin

Kristin Martin writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. She is the author of a poetry collection, Paint the Sky, published by Ginninderra Press in 2016 and has work published in anthologies and magazines,

Matt Porter

Matt is passionate about sharing writing tips and activities with students, teachers and adults. You just won't hear him talking about himself during school visits, Matt wants to be a positive role model to show writing can be enjoyed by everyone.

Allayne Webster

Allayne writes junior fiction, middle grade and YA novels. Paper Planes, was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards and Swedish rights to A Cardboard Palace have been sold. UQP have recently acquired her YA novel, Sensitive

Tara George

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,

Kelly Hibbert

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.

Margot McGovern

Margot is a YA author, reviewer, blogger, former bookseller and cheerleader for #LoveOzYA. Her debut novel Neverland was shortlisted for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2018.

Cameron Raynes

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. 

Kristin Weidenbach

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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