Virtual Author Program Sessions 2021

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths joins the YABBA team to share his writing tips, tell his favourite jokes and reveal the inspiration behind his YABBA award-winning Treehouse series

Harmony Day: Gabrielle Wang

Author/Illustrator Gabrielle Wang joins the YABBA team to reveal the inspiration behind her career. Gabrielle also teaches kids how to draw an incredible mythical Chinese creature – so have a pencil and paper ready!

ANZAC Day: Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac

In this ANZAC Day special, Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac, explain the inspiration behind their book, Simpson and His Donkey.

Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humourous and unexpected ways.

Jackie French

Best-selling and award winning author, Jackie French, joins the YABBA team to discuss her creative life in the bush.

Book Week: Emily Rodda and Marc McBride

Best-selling and award-winning author/illustrator duo, Emily Rodda and Marc McBride, join the YABBA team to discuss their incredibly successful, long-term creative partnership that includes the Deltora Quest series. Emily Rodda gives an insight into her approach to writing her much-loved work and Marc McBride creates an incredible illustration in real time!

2020 Virtual Author Program Sessions

Alex Miles: Q&A

Mark Wilson

In this ANZAC Day special, multi-award winning author/illustrator Mark Wilson shares the inspiration behind his work and teaches kids how to draw in his unique style.

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks, explains the inspiration behind his bestselling books, shares writing tips and gives a sneak peek from his upcoming series.

Coral Vass and Dub Leffler: Sorry Day

Coral Vass and Dub Leffler, explain the inspiration behind their book, Sorry Day, and perform an incredible reading of the story.

Leigh Hobbs

Author/illustrator, Leigh Hobbs, invites us into his studio to explain the inspiration behind his incredible bestselling books and he also shows us how to draw his iconic character, Old Tom.

Kesta Fleming and Marjory Gardner

Kesta Fleming and Marjory Gardner are the creators of the new series, Marlow Brown. In this session, both Kesta and Marjory give kids useful tips for writing and illustrating, plus Marjory teaches viewers how to draw in her incredible style.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith, discusses his ‘Winter’ trilogy, shares his writing tips, and reveals the inspirational story of how his life changed forever after a life-threatening incident.

George Ivanoff

In a lively and humorous session, George focusses on three of his popular titles, You Choose, Game On and the Survival Guides, in order to share some of his best writing tips.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson shares the inspiration behind her work, such as books like Juliet Nearly A Vet, and to explain the value of oral storytelling as part of the creative process.

Heath McKenzie

Heath talks about the inspiration behind his work, gives illustration tips for kids and shows how to draw the lead character from Do Not Open This Book.