Dr Elise Bialylew

2017-12-23T22:46:49+00:00

Dr Elise Bialylew is a trained doctor and psychiatrist, and works as a coach, meditation teacher and social entrepreneur. She left the hospital wards to pursue a deeper calling to start a global mindfulness meditation movement and founded Mindful in May in 2012. The campaign has taught thousands of people from around the [...]

Makoto Koji

2017-12-23T22:23:18+00:00

Makoto Koji is a Japanese illustrator and animator, born in Hiroshima in the Year of the Rabbit and raised in the wilderness of rural Queensland. Her work draws from a unique upbringing of both Eastern and Western sensibilities and she finds inspiration in fairytales, animals and all things sweet. Makoto has a Bachelor of [...]

Merv Lamington

2017-12-23T22:13:25+00:00

Merv Lamington is an Australian author, although you wouldn’t know it from his name. He was born in Nuriootpa in the Year of the Cake and raised to respect the sausage roll. His work is inspired by a lifetime of bad Easter experiences, terrible Christmas letdowns and general birthday disappointments. [...]

Jane Godwin

2017-12-23T21:57:54+00:00

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in [...]

Hung Le

2017-12-23T21:03:54+00:00

Hung Le is a violinist turned comedian who first made his mark in 1987 as the winner of Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s Red Faces (Australia’s top rating national variety show). Since then he has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and venues both here and overseas. The Vietnamese-born performer, now based in Melbourne, has [...]

Tony Ross

2017-12-05T16:59:28+00:00

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat’s [...]

Jeanne Willis

2017-12-05T16:50:02+00:00

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (non-fiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. She lives in North London with [...]

Jimmy Thomson

2017-12-05T16:40:42+00:00

Jimmy Thomson has written three military histories of sappers (Army Engineers), a true crime memoir set in Kings Cross and the biographies of cricketer Shane Watson and dual rugby internationalist Wendell Sailor. He is also a successful TV scriptwriter, having created three TV drama series: Breakers (set in Bondi), Crash Palace (set in [...]

Patricia Forde

2017-11-28T12:11:19+00:00

Patricia Forde has written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood in Galway, Ireland. In her spare time she collects vintage children’s books and reads them [...]

Alison Lester

2017-11-23T15:37:09+00:00

Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She still lives in the country and still rides her horse whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the [...]

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