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Authors & Illustrators – Motivating Students to Write

Find out about some of your favourite local authors and illustrators.

SUSANNE GERVAY

Children’s and Young Adult author, Susanne Gervay writes on themes close to her heart. She loves what she does and inspires the same enthusiasm in everyone she speaks to. Find out what inspires her wonderful stories.

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NICOLE GODWIN

Author of three (and counting) environmentally-themed picture books, Nicole Godwin shares her love for animals through heart-warming stories. Read about the issues that inspire this local Canberra author.

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MAURA PIERLOT

Award-winning author and playwright, Maura Pierlot is inspired by her children and The Arts. Find out how she keeps track of all her ideas and ultimately brings them to life.

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STEPHANIE OWEN REEDER

Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder uses moments in Australian history to inspire her multi-award-winning Heritage Heroes books. Find out how she combines history with wonderful storytelling.

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KRYS SACLIER

The little moments in everyday life inspire Krys Saclier when she writes. An ex-teacher, Krys lives in Canberra and is super-proud of her first picture book, Super Nova.

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SANDRA BENNETT

Reading is all about going on journeys and having adventures. Canberra author, Sandra Bennett takes her inspiration from the childhood shenanigans of her boys and her imagination.

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SUZANNE HOUGHTON

Imagine being able to spend all your time ‘colouring in’! Well, artist and picture book illustrator, Suzanne Houghton does more than that – and she writes too. What inspires her creativity every day?

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SAMANTHA TIDY

Passionate advocate for Canberra, Samantha Tidy writes about the things that really matter to her. She’s a wonderful storyteller, adept at cultivating deep feelings of connection with her readers.

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SHELLY UNWIN

Rascally and egocentric story characters delight us all. When the story also delivers a subtle message and opens dialogue for discussion, you know you’re on a winner. Meet Shelly Unwin and find out how she works her storytelling magic.

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CATE WHITTLE

Who doesn’t want to escape into a magical world sometimes? Cate Whittle helps younger and older readers do just that with her Trouble series, Wyrd and Emergency Rescue Angel. Meet Cate and discover where her inspiration comes from.

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TANIA McCARTNEY

Over 50 books and counting – surely author and illustrator, Tania McCartney, has run out of inspiration? Definitely not! Find out how she does it and what it’s like to live inside the world of story magic.

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TIFFANEE DALEY

Keep an eye out for author and illustrator Tiffanee Daley’s name in your library and bookshops in the near future because she’s on the move. In the meantime, find out what inspires her sensational artwork.

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HARRY LAING

Poet, comic performer and creative writing teacher, Harry Laing is a firm favourite. He brings energy and a huge sense of fun to his school workshops and his delight in language, especially those raps, inspire children (and adults) with their own writing. With topics that are weird, wacky and reflective, what more could you ask for?

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GINA NEWTON

Multi-award-winning author, Marine Biologist and Zoologist, Gina Newton, is passionate about our Australian wildlife. This passion and her vast knowledge are evident in her beautiful fiction and non-fiction books, and when you listen to her speak to children and adults alike. She epitomises the catchphrase ‘write what you know and love’.

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HAZEL EDWARDS OAM

Author of over 200 books for children through to adults, and celebrating the 4oth birthday of her timeless picture book, There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, it seems Hazel Edwards has never run out of ideas to entertain and educate readers from all over the world. What is the key to her inspiration?

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HOLLY BIDWELL

Canberra-based Storyteller, Holly Bidwell, has over 35 themes in her storytelling repertoire and she’s creating new ones all the time. She might be a dragon one week or a chicken, or she could even turn up to work in her pyjamas. Whatever happens, you just know you’re going to have fun.

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TRACEY HAWKINS

From joyful stories of resilience through to creepy murders and crime, Tracey Hawkins relates a tale with skill and style ensuring her audience remain captivated. Where does she get her ideas, or is that what’s under her staircase?

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ALEESAH DARLISON

Fifty books for kids down, and still writing – Aleesah Darlison is the best person to talk to about where to find inspiration and ideas. Luckily for us, being based on the Sunshine Coast doesn’t stop Aleesah from visiting schools all around Australia, both in person and virtually.

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DAVID CONLEY

Author and illustrator, David Conley, might not consider himself a talented artist but others would disagree. This passionate primary school teacher and father of two delights in sharing his unique take on Greek mythology and is not far from presenting myth lovers with his next book on Norse mythology. You’ll love his perspective and his ideas for motivating even the most reluctant writers.

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JACKIE FRENCH AM

We won’t use the word prolific but author, Jackie French, has published over 200 books during her career and doesn’t look like stopping any time soon (luckily for us). Her Diary of a Wombat books (and their spinoffs) delight ‘kids’ of all ages, but it’s clear one of Jackie’s true passion lies in bringing history alive. Will she ever run out of ideas? Not likely!

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NAT AMOORE

Imagination overload – two words that describe author, Nat Amoore, to a tee. But it’s served her well to produce two fabulous books for mid-grade readers, with more on the way. Nat knows how kids think, so dive in and be inspired.

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DEBORAH ABELA

Having built a library of books from a young age, it’s no wonder author, Deborah Abela, LOVES reading and writing. She’s keen to ignite the imaginations of her readers and passionate about fuelling the same level of excitement for literary adventures as she still has.

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OLIVER PHOMMAVANH

While he’s been waiting to discover that elusive ‘Oliverasaurus’, Oliver Phommavanh has amused himself, and the rest of us, writing serious stories of everyday life through a humorous lens. He loves to make people laugh, but his stories also carry important messages.

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