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Writers & Illustrators

WHO’S WHO OF SCBWI KIDS AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS

DEBORAH ABELA

Multi award winning author, Deborah Abela trained as a teacher, travelled overseas where she slept beside alligators, was harassed by monkeys, was almost traded for a camel and was thrown in jail at gunpoint, twice. After being the producer and writer for channel Ten’s TV program ‘Cheez TV’ for 7 years, Deb became a best selling author of the Max Remy series, Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend series, The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen and the Ghost Club series. Her new titles have received acclaim, saving the plante – Grimsdon and New City

PAMELA ALLEN

Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children’s literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young with more than 5 million books sold. Eight of Pamela’s titles were adapted for the stage by Patch Theatre Company, and performed in the Sydney Opera House. Her loved picture books include Mr Archimedes’ Bath,  Who Sank the Boat?, Bertie and the Bear, the iconic Alexander’s Outgoing which has become part of Sydney’s Botanical Gardens, Grandpa and Thomas, The Potato People, the Green Umbrella, Shhh! Little Mouse, Your Grandmother a Goanna? Our Daft Dog Danny.  She twice won the Ethel Turner Prize in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, and won New Zealand’s highest children’s literature prize, the Margaret Mahy Medal and was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children’s literature.

LIBBY HATHORN

Libby Hathorn is an award winning poet and author of more than fifty books for children and young people, as well as books for adults. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland. Her picture books Grandma’s Shoes and Sky Sash So Blue have been performed as operas; the first in Sydney and the second in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently working on a libretto for her award-winning picture book Outside which is a CBCA Notable for 2015.

MEREDITH COSTAIN

After growing up on a dairy farm on the Koo Wee Rup swamp in Victoria, Meredith travelled to exotic places, taught English in high schools, and played in rock and blues bands before becoming a children’s author and editor in Melbourne. Her books range from picture books such as The Cuddliest Hug and Doodledum Dancing to tween series A Year in Girl Hell, the acclaimed Animal Planet series My Life in the Wild, novelisations of the TV show Dance Academy and her latest series, the Ella Diaries. 

SUSANNE GERVAY

Awarded an Order of Australia and the Life time Award for Social justice for her body of work, by the International Reading Association, Susanne Gervay is published in Australia and internationally. Her books cross all ages from picture and children’s books, young adult novels and adult short stories. Her anti-school bullying I Am Jack series has been adapted into an acclaimed play by Monkey Baa Theatre. Her books include YA novel Butterflies recognised as outstanding literature on disability and peace book Elephants Have Wings. Susanne is Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand and supports the community of children’s writers and illustrators.

JAMES FOLEY

James Foley is an award winning children’s author and illustrator from Western Australia. His picture books books include In The Lion, The Amity Kids Adventures, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns His quirky next book written by Sigi Cohen is a hilarious comedy of about a zombie dead bunny, My Dead Bunny. James is Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West and supports the community of children’s writers and illustrators.

JO HENWOOD

Storyteller Jo Henwood is an accredited storyteller with the Storytelling Guild of NSW, co-founder of the Australian Fairy Tale Society, and the Ring Maiden who coordinates the Fairy Tale Rings.  She is qualified in Cultural Heritage, Museum Studies, Gifted Education, Tour Guiding, and Librarianship.

JULIE HUNT

Tasmanian author, Julie Hunt grew up in the country and now lives on a farm in southern Tasmania where she creates beautiful award winning stories. Precious Little. The Little Else series, The Coat, Song for a Scarlet Runner and now the extraordinary graphic novel illustrated by Dale Newman KidGlovz.

SARAH DAVIS

One of Australia’s most respected illustrators, Sarah Davis lives on the Central Coast NSW, creating outstanding illustrations for award winning picture and children’s books including Colin Thompson’s Fearless series Juliette McIver’s Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam series, Anna Bradford’s Violet Mackerel’s series, Sam Turnbull’s The Anti-Princess Club series and the illustrations for the iconic American Girl series. Sarah is the Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand.

GWYNNETH JONES

Artist, printmaker, designer, illustrator and children’s book illustrator, Gwyneth Jones lives in Newcastle NSW. Her mediums are ink pen and colour pencil, with a dash of gouache, acrylic and oils, murals. She illustrated Don’t Think About Purple Elephants written by Susan Whelan.

DALE NEWMAN

A Wollongong based illustrator, printmaker and artist with a fundamental passion for creating soulful images, Dale Newman is particularly drawn to black and white lithography. As a freelanced illustrating for the children’s educational market, she underwent a 5 year journey illustrating her first trade graphic novel by acclaimed children’s author Julie Hunt – KidGlovz. 

LOUISE PARK

Best selling children’s author, packager and publisher, Sydney based Louise Park has written much loved series under her own name as well as pseudonyms.  Her joyous series include Bella Dancerella by Poppy Rose; Boy versus Beast by MacPark; Zac Power by H.I.Larry; and now Harriet Clare written under Louise Park’s real name. Company publishing website.

ANNA PIGNATARO

Award winning and best selling illustrator and picture book writer, Anna Pignataro lives in Melbourne. She has created more than forty books for children, published in Australia and internationally. Her books includes Elephants Have Wings, Princess and Fairy series,B is for Bedtime Too Busy Sleeping, Being Agatha

SUSAN WHELAN

An Australian freelance writer and children’s author from Newcastle, Susan Whelan is also an editor, amateur photographer and blogger. She is the Managing Editor of Kids’ Book Review, an online source of children’s literature and book-related information founded by author Tania McCartney. Her first picture is Don’t Think About Purple Elephants.

DANIELLE McDONALD

A children’s book illustrator and designer living in the Southern Tablelands in NSW, Danielle McDonald illustrates for several publishers, including Hardie Grant Egmont, Scholastic, Black Dog Books, Little Hare, Five Mile Press and Little Leaners Love Literacy. She is the illustrator of the popular Australian girls’ series Ella Diaries and Ella & Olivia, and two Peter Combe song books.

ZANNI LOUISE

Children’s author and storyteller, Zanni Louise is from North Coast NSW. She also writes educational material for training institutions and blog coaching. She runs imagination and storytelling workshops for kids, inspiring them to tell their own stories and engage their imaginations. Too Busy Sleeping is Zanni’s beautiful first book, about siblings and the arrival of a newborn Reuben is always asleep. Illustrated by award winning Anna Pignataro.

KIDS’ BOOK TABLE

with Dawn Meredith, Monica Lizama, Georgie Donaghey and Ben Johnston with illustrations, storytelling, book sales and Blotch the dog.

GEORGIE DONAGHEY

Founder, Editor, Reviewer and Author of Creative Kids Tales, a full time working mother with three kids, Georgie lives in Sydney. Creative Kids Tales is a valuable resource for Australian emerging children’s authors and illustrators. In 2013, Georgie became the producer and media personality for The Author’s Shelf hit on radio 2SSR where she inetrviewed authors like Captain Underpants  author Dav Pilkey, Jackie French, McLeod’s Daughters creator; Posie Graeme-Evans, Andy Griffiths, Susanne Gervay, Kate Forsyth, Belinda Murrell. Her first picture book is Lulu.

MONICA LIZAMA

Chilean born, Sydney author and storyteller Monica Lizama worked by day, wrote by night and raised her four children. She has been a teacher, saleswoman and amusing clown. She now lives in Sydney with her partner and a couple of dogs and spends her time writing children’s stories. Blotch is the star of her PAWS series about Blotch.

DAWN MEREDITH

With over twenty years’ experience working in schools and privately, Dawn Meredith is a children’s author with a commitment to young people with learning difficulties to develop literacy skills, enjoy reading and find self expression through their own writing. Born in England, she lives in the Blue Mountatins NSW. Her books include The Anything Shop, The Wobbly Wombat, Hopscotch.

ILLUSTRATOR MEET, GREET AND SHOWCASE

With some of Australia’s most renowned illustrators:-

Anna Pignataro ~ Gwynneth Jones ~ Sarah Davis~ James Foley ~ Jenny Hale ~ Dale Newman ~ Andrea Edmonds ~ Jules Faber ~ Lesley Vamos ~ Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

MARJORIE CROSBY-FAIRALL

An artist, designer and award winning children’s book illustrator, US born Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, lives in Sydney. Marjorie’s My Little World, a picture book written by Julia Cooke was shortlisted for the 2012 Environment Award for Children’s Literature, presented by the Wilderness Society. Killer Plants written by Gordon Cheers and Julie Silk was awarded the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. The Croc and the Platypus has been shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year.

LESLEY VAMOS

Having grown up in Australia, Lesley Vamos studied at the college of Fine Arts, receiving a Distinction and Animation Honour in a Bachelor of Digital media. An innovative illustrator, photogpraher, animator, designer, app developer. She also illustrated My Dad the Super Hero published by Chirpy Bird, Imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont.

JENNY HALE

Jenny is a Sydney illustrater and author who illustrates and writes for children and young adults. She has 20 international picture books with a million copies in print. Her career started as an illustrator and designer in advertising, but her passion is creating picture books as well as the author of the YA fantasy novel Jatta. 

ANDREA EDMONDS

Andrea Edmonds lives in Sydney. Having loved drawing from young, her experience includes illustration for greeting cards, stationery, commissioned paintings and animation. Inspired by nature, wildlife, people and humour, her illustrations are created with watercolour, acrylics, pencil and ink. Her books for Scholastic Australia include 10 Silly Wombats, 10 Funny Sheep (Ed Allen,  2013), and most recently Ava and Angus (Wendy Harmer, 2015).

JULES FABER

Jules Faber has Illustrated over 14 kids’ books including Anh Do’s WeirDo series, David Warner’s Kaboom Kid series, Michael Pryor’s Leo Da Vinci series and Damean Posner’s Helix series. A lecturer in Comicbook Illustration and Storyboarding & Scriptwriting, he is runs cartooning workshops for people of all ages, is a live caricature artist, drawing over 30 000 people for hundreds of corporations. Animator on Disney program The Proud Family, editorial cartoonist on four regional newspapers, he is also President of the Australian Cartoonist Association.

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON

Benjamin Johnston works as a mild-mannered architect by day and a masked illustrator by night.  Drawing and illustrating for children have always been his passion.  The opportunity of seeing life again through children’s eyes is a major influence in the creation of his work.  Amongst other work, Benjamin has illustrated the first two books in the “Engibear” series, written by Engineer Andrew King, and is currently working on the third – Engilina’s trains.

WHO’S WHO ON THE RESIDENCES STAGE

ROBYN ARROWSMITH

Robyn Arrowsmith is a historian, author and publisher who lives in the Southern Highlands NSW. Author of All the Way to the USA: Australian WWII War Brides, which is the result of her research at Macquarie University for her PhD, which she completed in 2010.  Robyn has travelled to America a number of times to attend reunions of WWII war brides and to visit others at home in various parts of the United States. She interviewed many Australian war brides who married US servicemen to discover how these women dealt with the aftermath of WWI and the Great Depression, and their role as ambassadors for good relations between Australia and America.

SUNIL BADAMI

Sunil Badami is a writer, performer and broadcaster. He has written for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, The Australian, The Monthly, The Drum, The New Daily, The Australian Literary Review, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Southerly, Island and Meanjin. His work has been published in Australia and overseas, including in The UTS Writers’ Anthology, Goldfish: The Best Writing of the Last Five Years, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays.

He has appeared on stage at the Sydney and Melbourne Writers’ Festivals and the Belvoir Street and Griffin Theatres. He presented the national ABC Local Radio show Sunday Takeaway, and continues to appear regularly on ABC Local Radio, Double J and Radio National. He is currently re-writing his first novel.

PAMELA COOK

Pamela Cook is a Sydney city girl with a country lifestyle and too many horses. Her popular rural fiction novels feature feisty women, tangled family relationships and a healthy dose of romance. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake, was published in 2012 after being selected for the Queensland Writer’s Centre/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. Her second novel, Essie’s Way, was published in 2013. Hachette has just released her third novel Close To Home.

JANE CURRY

Jane Curry over 25 years experience in book publishing. For 7 years, Jane was Managing Director of Weldon Publishing where she published authors like Don Bradman, Pele, John Laws. She published her own list at Macmillan for 5 years with authors like Sara Henderson and Robin Barker before establishing Ventura Press. As Managing Director of Ventura Press, Jane Curry is a leading independent publisher producing high quality titles by talented Australian authors to the world. Ventura Press is a member of the Australian Publishers Association and the Small Press Network. The Ventura publishes – books to enhance life, health and well being, family, memoir, general non-fiction and high end fiction. Books published by Ventura include Annabel Morley’s The Icing on the Cake, Michael Parker’s Talk With Your Kids: Ethics; Maria Katsonis’ The Good Greek Girl.

HAZEL EDWARDS

Awarded an Order of Australia for literature, Melbourne author Hazel Edwards is known for the children’s literature classic There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake series. Hazel Edwards writes for children, teenagers and adults, with over 200 books published. Hazel runs non-boring writing workshops and mentors aspiring writers online. Her online store offers e-books including fiction, performance scripts and Authorpreneurship: the Business of Creativity. Hazel’s recent releases include f2m; the boy within, Professor Fred Hollows and Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop in the Aussie Heroes series for young readers, Difficult Personalities and Writing a Non Boring Family History.

JOANNE FEDLER

Joanne Fedler, a Fullbright scholar, lawyer, acclaimed author, was born in South Africa. She now lives in Sydney with her family. Her novels include When Hungry, Eat, The Dreamcloth, Secret Mothers’ Business, It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard. Her new book Love In The Time of Contempt: consolations for parents of teenagers (Hardie Grant), is part of her campaign A Million Connected Parents to help parents relate to their teenagers. She works with women to help them raise their voices and unleash their creative power. She travels all over to meet with women in safe spaces and through the power of writing, take their place in the world. Joanne works to raise money for abused women, breast cancer research, post-natal depression and children with special needs.

SUSANNA FREYMARK

Susanna Freymark is an author, writer, full time as a journalist and education editor for News NSW. Her short stories have been published in the UTS Anthology and other publications. She holds a Master of Arts in creative writing from UTS and as a teacher spent two years teaching in a remote Aboriginal community in South Australia. She operated and owned a London bookshop for 15 years. Coming back to Australia, she lived with her children in the Byron Bay hinterland where the lush landscape and twists and turns of life inspired her first book, Losing February. She is currently editing on her second novel, Drowning On the Way Home, set in Central Australia. She lives between Sydney and Byron Bay.

SUSANNE GERVAY

Awarded an Order of Australia and the Life time Award for Social justice for her body of work, by the International Reading Association, Susanne Gervay is published in Australia and internationally. Her books cross all ages from picture and children’s books, young adult novels and adult short stories. Her anti-school bullying I Am Jack series has been adapted into an acclaimed play by Monkey Baa Theatre. Her books include YA novel Butterflies recognised as outstanding literature on disability and peace book Elephants Have Wings. Susanne is Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand and supports the community of children’s writers and illustrators.

REVEREND BEN GILMOUR

Superintendent Minister of Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney, Rev Ben has a passion for a faith that makes sense: one which practises inclusion and social justice. As such he is actively engaged with the Paddington Children’s Centre, the Paddington Markets, local Arts and Events as well as supporting mental health services for the disadvantaged. He is one of the first openly gay and partnered clergy to be formally placed within mainstream Christianity in Australia, and therefore is a keen supporter of Marriage Equality and LGBTI inclusion abroad. While very human, Ben seeks to be known as a person of peace and goodwill.

LIBBY HATHORN

Libby Hathorn is an award winning poet and author of more than fifty books for young people and adults. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland. She was awarded a Centenary Medal and the Alice Award from the NSW Society of Women Writers in 2014. Hallmark made a movie of Hathorn’s best-selling young adult novel, Thunderwith, Sky Sash So Blue, published in the United States, was performed as an opera in Alabama. Grandma’s Shoes was performed as an opera by Opera Australia and Theatre of Image. Libby was awarded an AWGIE for the libretto based on this picture storybook. Her recently published Anzac novel is Eventual Poppy Day.

LISA HEIDKE

Lisa Heidke made a New Year’s resolution to write a book and started writing. The result was Lucy Springer Gets Even (Allen & Unwin, 2009), followed by What Kate Did Next (Allen & Unwin, 2010), Claudia’s Big Break (Allen & Unwin, 2011), Stella Makes Good (Allen & Unwin U, 2012), and It Started With A Kiss (Allen & Unwin, 2015). Her latest release is The Callahan Split. She blogs about writing and teaches workshops on writing popular women’s fiction at the Australian Writers’ Centre, Sydney.

MARIA KATSONIS

Maria Katsonis enjoyed a traditional Greek childhood, living on top of a milk bar and sharing a bedroom with her yiayia. She was a good Greek girl until university, when she discovered her rebellious side, embracing her independence and true sexuality. In 2008, she experienced a severe episode of depression and was hospitalised for over a month. She now lives with an ongoing mental illness and is a vocal mental health advocate and an ambassador for beyondblue. Katsonis’ writing has been published in The Age, The Guardian and New Paradigm. The Good Greek Girl is her first book and recounts her experience of mental illness and recovery, set against her escape from a traditional Greek upbringing.

SHELLEY KENIGSBERG

Shelley Kenigsberg is a prominent freelance editor, writing mentor, writer and trainer who worked in publishing for over 30 years. She began her career with Harcourt Brace, Harper Collins, then John Wiley, and Macquarie University. Since 1998, she’s been freelance as proprietor of S K Publishing. Shelley was Head of Macleay College’s Book Editing and Publishing Diploma for 24 years. She presents at literary festivals in Australia and internationally. Shelley works in most genres for major publishers including Penguin Random House, Murdoch Books/ Pier 9, McGraw-Hill, Brandl & Schlesinger; with writers who are doing independent publishing; and with commercial and government organisations.

BEM LE HUNTE

Bem Le Hunte is an acclaimed BritishIndianAustralian writer and author whose novels, short stories, journalistic articles and commentaries are published internationally to critical acclaim. Her novels include The Seduction of Silence and There, Where the Pepper Grows. Her first novel was shortlisted for the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She has worked across a broad range of creative industries – from advertising, journalism and publishing to television and web production. She’s been a Creative Consultant, Creative Director, Brand Consultant and Copywriter in the UK, Australia and India, for over 500 brands across a diverse range of media – covering everything from the world’s most successful blue chip companies to social enterprises and start-ups. She is Director of the UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation.

SHONA MARTYN

Shona Martyn has been the Publishing Director of HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand for 15 years. She previously worked for Random House and Transworld Publishers. Shona started her working life as a newspaper journalist and won the Journalist of the Year award in her native New Zealand before working in the UK and Australia. She was subsequently the Arts Editor of Vogue Australia, the editor of Good Weekend and the founding editor of HQ magazine before her move to book publishing. In her role at HarperCollins, she oversees all adult fiction and non-fiction publishing including the NZ publishing operation.

JOANNE McCARTHY

Joanne McCarthy has been a regional newspaper journalist for 35 years, and has been a senior journalist with the Newcastle Herald since 2002. She has written about child sexual abuse in institutions since 2006. For that work she was named Graham Perkin Award Australian Journalist of the Year for 2012, and winner of the Gold Kennedy Award for NSW Journalist of the Year in 2013, and the Gold Walkley Award in 2013. She also received the Sir Owen Dixon Chambers law reporting award in 2013. She works from home on the Central Coast, has three sons, a dog and a cat, enjoys reading, running and travelling, and hates cookin

PHILIP WILCOX

Philip Wilcox is the NSW champion for the Australian Poetry Slam and performs with Australian Poetry Slam founded by Miles Merrill poet, director, performer. Philip is a regular feature poet at slams in Sydney, as well as performing at festivals including the Wollongong Writer’s Festival and the Newtown Festival where he performed for a crowd of over 8,000. He has shared the stage with hip hop artists and poets such as Omar Musa, Luka Lesson and Solo (Horrorshow). Philip is also a playwright; having co-written and directed the most successful production for the Fringe Comedy in 2013.  Philip enjoys merging poetry and theatre in a way that tells the truth by wrapping it in lies, tricks and tall tales.

ANNABEL MORLEY

With her grandmother the society beauty Dame Gladys Cooper, and her father the renowned actor Robert Morley CBE, Annabel Morley, brings to life the charm of growing up in a bohemian artistic and quintessentially English family. Their house in Berkshire is the backdrop to a wonderful array of events and personalities. Surrounded by the greats of theatre such as Vivien Lee, Lawrence Olivier and Spencer Tracy, Annabel recounts these times with such wit and affection. Her memoir, The Icing on the Cake features unpublished photographs of the Morley lives, private letters and personal memories. The book displays Annabel’s passion for the theatre, love of food and family, including recipes. As a young girl, Annabel Morley appeared in a number of films. Annabel currently lives in Sydney.

P.M. NEWTON

Fresh from an Arts degree, P.M. Newton joined the New South Wales police force in 1982. She spent the next 13 years working in and around Sydney in Drug Enforcement, Sexual Assault, Major Crime, first in uniform, then as a detective. When she had eventually had enough of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives, Newton resigned from the Job to travel and live overseas. She now lives in Sydney. Her first novel, The Old School, won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and the Asher Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Her acclaimed crime novels include The Beams Falling and Concrete Midden.

HELEN O’DARE

For 30 years Helen O’Dare has been passionate about children’s books. Working in a variety of roles such as bookseller at a number of independents, sales at Transworld Publishers, and Children’s Books Buyer for Angus & Robertson and Borders, Helen has witnessed the evolution of Australia’s vibrant children’s book scene. Helen is now Product Manager for Hinkler Books and works closely with the Publisher to create original and affordable books for the whole family.

MICHAEL PARKER

Michael Parker is the Headmaster of Oxley College in Southern NSW.  Formerly the Deputy Headmaster and Head of the Senior School at Cranbrook School in Sydney He received Arts and Law degrees,before turning his attention to Education. He has a Masters Degree in teaching Philosophy to children and has written six textbooks for Legal Studies, Philosophy in Schools, and English. Michael books include Ethics 101: Conversations to have with your kids; and Talk With Your Kids: Big Ideas. He has had two novels published, including a Young Adult Novel Doppelganger, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award and a children’s picture book, You Are A Star, which was published with Bloomsbury in the USA in September 2012.

RICK RAFTOS

Rick Raftos Management was founded by Rick Raftos in 1985 after he had become involved in the entertainment industry as a lawyer representing many of the industry unions such as Actors’ Equity and the Writer’s’ Guild, the latter which he consulted for over ten years. During his years with the Guild, Rick was responsible for drafting and negotiating many of the industry agreements and model contracts that have now been accepted as industry standards. The agency was founded to represent performing arts writers but quickly expanded into representing writers in all media, directors and, more recently, creative producers. The agency has also been instrumental in launching the careers of some of Australia’s most successful authors, some of which who have turned their books into films.

JESSICA ROWE

Jessica Rowe is a mother, journalist, and one of Australia’s best known television presenters and has been co-host of Network Ten’s First at Five News, the Today Show and appeared regularly on Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network. She is currently a co-host on Studio10. Jessica is passionate about news and current affairs as well as advocacy work for mental health organisations. She is patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, ambassador for beyondblue and patron of its work on postnatal depression. Her books include, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, an account of living with Penelope’s bipolar disorder; Love. Wisdom. Motherhood a book of conversations with inspiring women; and her new book Is This My Beautiful Life?

GRAHAM RUNDLE

44 – A Tale of Survival is the compelling story of how Graham Rundle survived shocking childhood abuse. Graham is one of few survivors of child abuse to win his case for an Extension of Time to the Statute of Limitations. He then won the Appeal and was granted leave to take his case against the Salvation Army to trial. Graham was a prime witness in the case brought by the South Australian Deputy of Public Prosecutions, which resulted in the perpetrator being sentenced to jail. During these stressful years, Graham created and cultivated a fragrant, peaceful healing garden and bird sanctuary.

ANNE SCHOFIELD

Anne Schofield A.M. was appointed as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for her services to the performing and decorative arts. Anne opened the first specialist antique jewellery store in Queen Street, Woollahra, in 1970, with its collection of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco jewels. A member of the international Society of Jewellery Historians, she lectures on antique jewellery and costume. Anne is a valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, a Life Fellow and Honorary Associate of the Powerhouse Museum and has contributed to numerous magazines. In 1990 she co-authored Australian Jewellery – 19th and Early 20th Century published by David Ell Press, in the first comprehensive study of this subject. Her recently published book is Jewels on Queen – ‘A beautiful gem of a book’ – Cate Blanchett.

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