Michelle Worthington

Michelle is a full-time writer who has had twelve books published. One of her books was featured on Play School, read by Justine Clarke. Her list of awards includes being listed twice on the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year award Notables list and shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards. She is also the founder of Share Your Story Australia. Her latest book, Little Gnome's Christmas Wish is due out with Clear Fork Publishing (USA) in 2019. 

You can view Michelle's bio and publication history here. 

Mike Lucas

Mike is an engineer and bookshop owner. He's also a very funny writer. Mike's originally from England. His picture book Olivia's Voice was a CBCA Notable in 2018. His latest picture book is due out with Hardie Grant Egmont in 2020. 

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Yvonne Mes

Yvonne is a full-time children’s author and illustrator from Brisbane. Her first picture book, Meet Sidney Nolan was published in 2015 by Penguin Random House Australia and her picture book Oliver's Grumbles was re-released with Yellow Brick Books in 2017. The international rights for Oliver’s Grumbles have recently been sold to China and Korea. Several of her short stories are published in The School Magazine and her story A Starry Christmas was animated and displayed on Brisbane City Hall for two weeks over Christmas in 2017. Her latest picture book is due out in 2020 with Hachette.

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Paul Collins

Paul is a prolific author with over 150 books written, mostly for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles. Paul has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara and the A Bertram Chandler awards, both of which were for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and the Aurealis and William Atheling awards.

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