Authors & Illustrators





Deborah Abela

Stephen Axelsen

Candida Baker

Dianne Bates

Patricia Bernard

Jess Black

Jenny Blackford

Russell Blackford

Charlotte Calder

Jill Carter-Hansen

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

Felicity Marshall

Lorraine Marwood

Maureen McCarthy 

Foz Meadows

Marc McBride

Sean McMullen

Dave O'Neil

Wendy Orr

Michael Panckridge

Julie Perrin 

Andrew Plant

Matt Porter

Judith Rossell

Michael Salmon

Claire Saxby

Tony Thompson

Ian Trevaskis

Mitch Vane

Coral Vass

Adam Wallace

Gabrielle Wang

Kayleen West

Dee White

Stephen Whiteside

Mark Wilson 


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

Sally Odgers


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

Angela Sunde

Karen Tyrrell

Lynelle Zita Westlake

Michelle Worthington 


Leonie Norrington


Tania McCartney

Simon Mitchell

Stephanie Owen-Reeder

Tracey Hawkins


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.

Mark Wilson

Preferred audience:

Mark Wilson is an internationally acclaimed author/illustrator with 27 children’s books currently in print in Aust. North America, Canada, Southeast Asia and Europe. He has a passion for Australian history and the environment. Recent picture books include Angel of Kokoda (2011 CBCA Honor book and 3rd CJ Picture Book Award International, shortlist), Journey of the Sea Turtle (2010 Whitley Award) and My Mother’s Eyes – The Story of a Boy Soldier (2010 CBCA Book and CBCA Eve Pownall Honour book).

Serena Geddes

Preferred audience: Preps and primary

Serena is a Sydney based illustrator and started her career working in animation for Walt Disney Australia. In 2009 she secured her first contract and has illustrated 14 books ranging from picture books – Samuel’s Kisses to junior fiction – Totally Twins. Serena’s imagination is endless and her ease with pen and ink is evident in her creative characters. Serena has an eye for humour with an extra dash of quirkiness.

Serena offers a variety of talks and workshops for students wanting to learn about the illustration process, where ideas come from and the stages of illustrating a children’s book. Her workshops are hands-on with exercises on creating cartoon characters that will result in a finished creation by the students.

Marc McBride

Preferred audience: primary school age

Marc McBride's first picture book was The Kraken in 2001 written by Gary Crew. Since then he has illustrated many books including the hugely successful Deltora Quest and Quentaris series, The Deltora Book of Monsters, Old Ridley, Journey From The Centre Of The Earth and Tales of Deltora. His latest book is called World of Monsters.

Marc demonstrates and discusses his airbrush techniques. Schools are thrilled to keep the paintings!

Judith Rossell

Preferred audience: Primary school years (ages 5-12)

Judith worked as a government scientist, for a cotton spinning company, and studied textile design in Scotland before becoming a full-time illustrator.

Judith’s books include the sumptuously illustrated maze adventure books The Lost Treasure of the Green Iguana, The Haunted Castle of Count Viper, and The Mystery of the Golden Crocodile, the adventure hunt-and-find book Hector and the Mythical Creatures and two puzzle books starring the ingenious rat detective, Inspector Stilton, I Spy with Inspector Stilton and Inspector Stilton and the Missing Jewels. These books have been published in many countries.

As well, she has illustrated many books by other authors, including Me and You (by Janet Holmes), Wrong Way (by Mark Macleod) and the Skoz the Dog series (by Andrew Daddo). She has written two novels, Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse, and Sam and the Killer Robot. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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