Authors & Illustrators





Deborah Abela

Stephen Axelsen

Candida Baker

Dianne Bates

Patricia Bernard

Jess Black

Jenny Blackford

Russell Blackford

Charlotte Calder

Jill Carter-Hansen

Gaye Chapman

Chris Cheng

Wai Ping Chim

Laurine Croasdale

Houston Dunleavy

Melaina Faranda

Susanne Gervay

Laura E Goodin

DC Green

Pip Harry

Michelle Heeter

Nette Hilton

Cathy Lane

Jan Latta

Nathan Luff

Sophie Masson

Jeni Mawter

Kim Miller

Lewis Morley

Louise Park

Felicity Pulman

Moya Simons

Paul Stafford

Shane Thamm

Lesley Vamos


Goldie Alexander

June Alexander

Robyn Bavati

Krista Bell

Kevin Burgemeestre

Susan Berran

Sue Bursztynski

Bernard Caleo

Isobelle Carmody

Mark Carthew

Margaret Clark

Sherryl Clark

Paul Collins

Michael Connell

Meredith Costain

Justin D'Ath

Julie Davey

Hazel Edwards

Corinne Fenton

Kim Fleming

Marjory Gardner

Scot Gardner

Serena Geddes

Jacqui Grantford

Robert Greenberg

Susan Halliday

Susan Halliday/Phil Kettle

Michelle Hamer

Leigh Hobbs

Sarah Howell

Michael Hyde

George Ivanoff

Nicky Johnston

Bernadette Kelly

Jackie Kerin

Victoria Lane

Sue Lawson

Virginia Lowe

Deryn Mansell

Felicity Marshall

Lorraine Marwood

Maureen McCarthy 

Foz Meadows

Marc McBride

Sean McMullen

Dave O'Neil

Wendy Orr

Michael Panckridge

Julie Perrin 

Cheree Peters

Andrew Plant

Matt Porter

Judith Rossell

Michael Salmon

Claire Saxby

Tony Thompson

Renee Treml

Ian Trevaskis

Mitch Vane

Coral Vass

Adam Wallace

Gabrielle Wang

Kayleen West

Dee White

Stephen Whiteside

Mark Wilson 

Lucy Wise


Cristy Burne

Gabriel Evans

Mark Greenwood

Frané Lessac

Sally Murphy

Teena Raffa-Mulligan

Den Scheer 


Ben Chandler

Katrina Germein

Phillip Gwynne

Sally Heinrich

Heather Taylor Johnson

Claire Richards

Kristin Weidenbach

Christina Booth

Kate Gordon

Steve Isham

Carol Ann Martin

Anne Morgan

Sally Odgers



Eileen O'Hely

Kathryn Apel

Katherine Battersby

Royce Bond

Peter Carnavas

Charmaine Clancy

Emily Craven

Gary Crew

Aleesah Darlison

Brian Falkner

JE Fison

Sheryl Gwyther

Phil Kettle

Kyle Mewburn

Josie Montano

Elaine Ouston

Marianne de Pierres

JR Poulter

Dimity Powell

Pamela Rushby

Kathy Stewart

Angela Sunde

Karen Tyrrell

Michelle Worthington 


Leonie Norrington


Tania McCartney

Simon Mitchell

Stephanie Owen-Reeder

Tracey Hawkins


Dave O'Neil

Preferred audience:

Dave does all sorts of gigs from footy clubs to corporate functions to community events. Dave’s laidback style lends itself to any function; Dave can write material specifically for an event, interact with the crowd and keep it G rated! Dave is instantly recognisable from his TV work, having appeared on Spicks and Specks 49 times! He has also appeared on such shows as Good News Week, The Circle, Rove Live, The Panel, Adam Hills Tonight Show, Can of Worms, The Fat, Comedy Festival Gala, Channel Nine Grand Final Breakfast and Talking About Your Generation.

Dave has written several books including Unfit for Life and the more recently Everything Tastes Better Crumbed. Dave has also written children's books including Lies Your Parents Tell You and Raised by Frank.

June Alexander

Preferred audience: 8 years to adult; adults (who work with, or are in any way involved altwith, children)

Former journalist and editor, June Alexander, is 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. The diaries are a prime resource in her memoir, A Girl Called Tim, and feature in an upcoming book, The Diary Healer.

Workshops and talks include:

·     Life-writing – keeping a diary encourages observation and reflection; improves writing skills and self-knowledge; helps understand and express feelings and thoughts.

·     Social history: Everyone has a special story to tell. Skills and tools for preserving everyday life by uncovering the gem within.

·     Story-telling as a tool to disseminate, add value to, academic research findings and advocacy. 


Adam Wallace

Preferred audience: Primary school -- anywhere from Prep to Grade 6

Adam Wallace is a qualified engineer and primary school teacher who
discovered a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books
for children. With thirty published titles under his belt, including
Better Out Than In and the Pete McGee series, Adam is fast becoming a
well-known and well-loved name in the world of children’s writing.


Adam's cartooning and writing workshops for primary schools focus on having fun and letting the children explore their creativity without fear of failure. Question time is included, helping students discover what it's like to be an author . . . well, that and how old Adam is and whether he's married. The workshops have proven to be fantastic for advanced and reluctant students alike.

Sue Lawson

Preferred audience: year 3 to adult

Sue Lawson has worked as a teacher, radio announcer, MCG attendant, swimming teacher and nightclub DJ. She now does what she’s passionate about – writing, reading and encouraging young people to love both.

An experienced teacher and presenter, Sue runs positive, fast-paced workshops for students, teachers and adults.

“Students were enthusiastic, engaged, motivated. They DEVOURED all that Sue was saying. Were disappointed when they had to stop!”

Our Lady Help of Christians PS

When Sue’s not writing, she obsesses over football, plays Singstar badly and studies a Master of Arts, Writing and Literature.

Sue’s novels include Pan’s Whisper and The Diva series.

Sue can work with Year 3s up to adults.

Wendy Orr

Preferred audience: Primary and secondary, and is happy to do Preps. Can talk to Lions Clubs, Rotary, etc

Wendy Orr is the internationally published and award-winning author of Nim’s Island, as well as more than thirty other books, ranging from picture books to adult novels.

Wendy has presented to groups of 5 to 5000 and all ages. She also offers online and video conferencing.

Wendy offers tailored school or keynote talks about specific books, the writing process, character development, page to screen, and motivational talks based on her own journey after the accident that inspired Peeling the Onion.

One of Wendy’s most popular talks, illustrated with photos on location with the movie, is on Nim’s Island’s development from a story written when she was nine, to internationally published book, to Hollywood blockbuster starring Jodie Foster.

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