Victorian based Authors and Illustrators

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Abdi ADEN – contact via Booked Out Agency

Amy ADENEY

Amy is a primary teacher and author of picture books and junior fiction. 

She is passionate about instilling a love of reading in children, and is available for school visits and writing workshops.

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James AITCHISON - contact via jimbooks@hotmail.com

Goldie ALEXANDER

 Author

Goldie's 90 books and prizewinning short stories for both adults and children appear both in Australia and internationally. 

She writes history, fantasy, crime, humour and life.

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Hilary BADGER – contact via Booked Out Agency

Kaye BAILLIE

Children's Author

I write books for children and hope you will join me in discovering amazing characters and people.

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Dale BAKER

Author, Illustrator & Teacher

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Trace BALLA

Author / Illustrator

Trace's books are about connection to country. She loves to inspire others creativity and  care for the planet and each other, with workshops and talks filled with images. Trace works with all ages and abilities. You can also contact Trace through Allen and Unwin.

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Chris BELL

Davina BELL

Krista BELL

Tony BIRCH

Emma BOWD

Emma is an internationally published author, experienced classroom presenter and passionate supporter of children's literacy in disadvantaged communities. She loves to write stories with strong positive themes which will appeal to reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike, in both picture books and middle grade fiction.

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Lee BURGEMEESTRE

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Mark CARTHEW

Author

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Sherryl CLARK

Author

Sherryl Clark has more than 70 children's and YA books published. She is available for school visits and writing workshops, and is happy to teach poetry writing across all grades.

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Rob CLARKE

Author / Writer

Somewhere, somehow, in-between fifty years of engineering and IT I write.  Often I write as a reflection on the crazy world we line in, sometimes to escape from it.  My hope is you will find some gentle amusement in my work.

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Rohan CLEAVE

Paul COLLINS

Allison COLPOYS

 

Maree COOTE

Author/illustrator

Maree Coote’s love for her home city drives her endeavours. Creator of two award-winning local histories and more than a dozen children’s books with high-concept Design and Art themes, and a notable sense of place, Coote has maintained a prolific output since 2003. She is also renowned for her fresh and playful take on typography that blurs the boundaries between word and image. Her unique ‘Fontigram’ typographic style has generated exciting collaborations in Italy and in South Korea, and won the Non Fiction Mention Prize in Bologna 2017.

Coote’s books have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council Awards in Australia; awarded South Korea’s Nami Concours 2017 Distinction prize, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Gold Award in 2012, won Gold for Best Regional Book in the USA Independent Publisher Awards USA 2014 and 2015, and Silver for Best Illustration in Moonbeam Awards USA, 2018.

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Gergory DAY –

Sue DE GENNARO

Terry DENTON

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Corinne FENTON

Author

When Corinne is not researching or writing, she loves talking to children and adults about her books and is a much sought after presenter.

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Katie FLANNIGAN

Katie is an emerging author/illustrator. She is the author of two picture books coming out shortly with EK books and Little Pink Dog Books.

Her illustrations, using mixed media, hand made figurines and found objects, have been described as quirky and humorous.

She is currently working on further PBs and a fantasy series in her home town of Melbourne.

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Kesta FLEMING

Kesta writes stories, poems and plays, and is author of Marlow Brown: Scientist in the Making, the first in a humorous junior fiction series about a girl with an enquiring mind and a talent for creating chaos.

Formerly a teacher, Kesta loves talking to children and adults and is available for school and library visits.

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Marjory GARDNER

Illustrator

Freelance artist, illustrating mainly for children’s books

Marjory is available to visit schools and libraries to give presentations and workshops.

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Stef GEMMILL

Stef is the author of several picture books including ‘A Home For Luna’, 'Toy Mountain' and ‘In My Dreams’ and writes imaginative and topical stories of peril and hope with heart. 

She is a qualified Montessori teacher and draws on both her education and creative background when working with children in workshops and schools.

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Kristen GILL

Morris GLEITZMAN

Caz GOODWIN

Children's Author

Caz is an award-winning author of books for children, a storyteller and speaker. She writes short stories, poetry, junior fiction and the popular picture books featuring Lazy Daisy the koala. Caz also runs the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Victoria, and loves talking to children and adults about the wonderful world of writing and books. 

 CBCA VIC Branch Member

Jane GODWIN

Cassandra GOLD –

Alison GOODMAN 

Mini GOSS

Bob GRAHAM

Designer of 2019 CBCA Book Week Merchandise

contact via Walker Books

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Jacqui GRANTFORD –

Nicki GREENBERG

Andy GRIFFITHS

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Leanne HALL –

Christine HARRIS

Fiona HARRIS 

Penny HARRISON

Children's Author

Book reviewer, Garden writer and Lifestyle  journalist

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Sunshine HERBERT

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Judy HORACEK

cartoonist, artist, writer and children's book creator

Her cartoons have been pinned up on doors and walls all over the world. She is also sometimes a visiting artist for school children and an after-dinner speaker for grownups.

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Michael HYDE

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George IVANOFF

Author

Written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the Gamers trilogy, You Choose series, the RFDS Adventures and OTHER WORLDS.  

George drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate and watches too much Doctor Who. He has one wife, two children and an uncontrollable imagination.

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Mark JACKSON

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Diane JACKSON-HILL

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Ann JAMES

Children’s book illustrator

Ann continues to illustrate and write in her studio upstairs at Books Illustrated.

Some of the books she has illustrated include, The Penny Pollard series; theHannah series; The Midnight Gang; Shutting the Chooks In; Little Humpty; The Way I Love You; Lucy Goosey; Sadie & Ratz, the Audrey of the Outback series and Chester and Gil.

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Dmetri KAKMI

Lisa KENNEDY

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Kim KANE – c/- www.booked.out.com.au

Danny KATZ

Bec KAVANAGH

Chrissie KEIGHERY –

Melissa KEIL 

Geoff KELLY – c/- www.bookedout.com.au

Lisa KENNEDY

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Sophie LAGUNA 

Diana LAWRENSON

Kirsty LAWSON –

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Alison LESTER

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Nean MC KENZIE

Nean McKenzie is a children's writer and optometrist from western Melbourne. Her debut middle-grade novel Cryptosight came out with MidnightSun Publishing in October 2019. 

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David METZANTHEN –

Chris MILES

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David MILLER

Christopher MILNE

Jaquelyn MULLER

Patricia MULLINES

Andy Joy MURPHY

Julie MURPHY

Writer of fiction and nonfiction picture books, info books, articles and verse; Trade and Education. Trained in Zoology and Zookeeping, Julie often writes about animals and nature.

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Kirsty MURRAY

A multi-award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults. Her works include eleven novels as well as non-fiction, junior fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction and picture books. She loves books, libraries, bookshops, readers, writers, and stories of every shape and size.

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Katrina NANNESTAD

Author

Katrina writes fiction for primary-aged children. She celebrates family, friendship and belonging in her books. She also loves writing stories that make children laugh.

             Katrina hides away on a property in country Victoria with her husband, an exuberant whippet called Olive and a cuddly magpie called Otto. But she does venture out into the big wide world from time to time to share her passion for words and stories with school children and adults.

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Diem NGUYEN

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Carly NUGENT

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Mandy ORD

Cartoonist

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Wendy ORR

With a string of awards including the Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature and CBCA Book of the Year, Wendy Orr has written over 40 books and been published in 27 languages.

Her books include Nim’s Island, the first Australian children’s book to become a Hollywood feature film. Wendy believes that every child deserves to find the books that fuel their passion for stories, encourage empathy and connection, and empower them for the future.

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Matt PORTER

Matt Porter writes hilarious children's books. He also teaches part-time as a teacher-librarian. When he's not writing or teaching, Matt loves visiting schools to run writing workshops.

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Judith ROSSELL

Penni RUSSON

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Claire SAXBY

Claire writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for young readers. She writes about Australian animals, history and stories that make her laugh.

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Mike SEXTON

Author

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Erica SMITH

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Meredith THOMAS

Jodi TOERING

As a child, I was fascinated with stories, reading on my own well before I went to school. When I didn’t have my nose in a book, I spent my time drawing or writing.  I had two dreams: becoming an English teacher and writing picture books for children.  ‚ÄčFast forward several decades, I am now juggling the roles of full time teacher, mother, performer, and author!

I love visiting schools and meeting lots of wonderful, inspiring young authors.

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Rachel TONKIN

Ian TREVASKIS

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Michelle VASILIU

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Coral VASS

Author - Editor - Presenter

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Gabrielle WANG

Children's Author and Illustrator

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Adam WALLACE

Judy WATSON

 

Annie WHITE

Annie illustrates, and sometimes writes, stories for children.

Some of her books include Beware the Deep Dark ForestIs It the Way You Giggle, Clementine’s Bath, GallipoliMy Dad is a Bear, Clementine’s Walk and Mummies are Amazing.

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Dee WHITE

Story Explorer

Author of more than 20 children’s and young adult books.

MG fiction, Beyond Belief and Eddy Popcorn’s Guide to Parent Training due 2020.

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MARGARET WILD

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GABRIELLE WILLIAMS – c/- http://www.bookedout.com.au

   

Fiona WOOD

Author of Young Adult Novels

Six Impossible ThingsWildlife and Cloudwish, and co-author of Take Three Girls with Cath Crowely and Simmone Howell.

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