Here in the YABBA creator's profile pages you will find information on many favourite Australian authors and illustrators.
You will discover a recent photo, a brief biography, answers to a questionnaire and some jacket images of their books. Check out the profile of the creator of a book you have just read or are about to read.
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Bernadette Kelly grew up in country Victoria, and now lives on a country property, which she shares with three horses, Tuck, Jaspa and Cadence, a dog, Sniff, a cat, Solomina, and her now grown-up son and daughter. In summer whole flocks of noisy cockatoos and galahs fly in to eat the gum nuts, and if [...]
Carol Ann Martin
When I was a small kid, I spent most of my time reading and imagining I was on great adventures all over the world. When I was older, I went on them for real. I slept beside alligators and was harassed by monkeys in Zaire and was thrown in jail by heavily armed men in [...]
Goldie’s Profile Melbourne author, Goldie Alexander has 65 books published both here and overseas for readers of all ages, plus many short stories and articles. Her work has won national and international awards. She feels fortunate to have such an absorbing career and enjoys talking about her books [...]
Justin D’Ath was born in New Zealand but has lived in Australia since 1971. He has written nearly 40 books for children including the very popular Extreme Adventure series and the Mission Fox series. His YA novel Pool, was shortlisted in the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Awards and declared a Notable Book by the CBCA. Prior [...]
Moya has been writing for the past fifteen years and has had 30 books published in this time. She writes crime fiction for the 8 – 12 age group, and science fiction. Many of her books have been shortlisted for various awards and this year Hello God has been shortlisted for YABBA. Moya gets [...]
Nicky is a mum to four boys, an artist, an educator and an active public speaker. She has always worked in and around her creative talents – becoming a professional make-up artist, an art teacher, mural painter, sign writer and author/illustrator of children’s books. Nicky is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues in [...]
Sue Bursztynski grew up in the beachside suburbs of Melbourne, where she still lives, though she spent some time living and working overseas. As a child Sue loved writing on the beach. Now she enjoys working in cafes on her laptop, because it’s less distracting than working at home, where there are all those [...]
Tania McCartney is an author of both children’s and adults books. An experienced magazine writer and editor, she has written for many online sites and hard copy magazines. She also founded Kids Book Review in 2009, one of the most respected children’s literature sites on the web. An ACT Ambassador for the National Year of [...]
Teresa Culkin Lawrence