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We’re here to make it easy for you to find the perfect speaker to celebrate,
appreciate and contemplate children’s books, children’s art and children’s literature, including works for young adults. Our popular authors and illustrators are highly regarded creators of quality books for children. They are experienced, professional presenters whom you can rely on to deliver engaging workshops and talks. Have a browse and take your pick!

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Adam Cece

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Adam Cece

Adam Cece writes middle grade fiction, suited to children aged 8-12. His debut novel, Wesley Booth Super Sleuth, stars a tenacious young detective, who solves schoolyard crimes while battling his arch-nemesis, snooty new-girl-in-school Cassidy Strong. Adam delivers fun, interactive talks focussed on being an author, getting published, and solving mysteries. For upper primary children and adults he runs workshops that delve into the writing process and crafting stories. Adam has an Advanced Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing. Find out more.

Marianne Musgrove

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Marianne Musgrove

Marianne Musgrove is a children’s author and social worker. She won the 2008 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature and was short-listed for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Marianne runs author visits and writing workshops for primary schools and community groups. She also runs a fun, interactive worry coping workshop for children based on her award-winning novel, The Worry Tree. Find out more.

Claire Richards

Claire Richards
Claire Richards

Artists Claire Richards illustrates other authors’ picture books and tells her own stories through animations and handmade books. She has illustrated picture books for  publishers including Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, Windy Hollow, Porotroo Publishing and Wombat Books. Claire experiments with all art forms but favours watercolours and digital art. She is working on her Masters and holds a Bachelor of Visual Art/Applied Design and a Bachelor of Education. She runs interactive workshops for all ages. Find out more.

Vikki Wakefield

 

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Vikki Wakefield

Vikki Wakefield’s award-winning novels for young adults are recommended for older readers aged 14+. All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown and Inbetween Days are contemporary, realistic coming-of-age stories with a distinctly Australian flavour, exploring belonging, identity, family and relationships. She gives author talks, speeches and book presentations, and conducts tailored workshops for writers of all ages. Find out more.

 

Allayne Webster

Allayne Webster
Allayne Webster

Allayne Webster is a Children’s and Young Adult author. Her recent middle grade title, Paper Planes, was a Children’s Book Council Notable Book. Allayne is available for author talks and presentations for children and teens. She also runs workshops for teens and budding adult writers. Allayne is the proud recipient of three South Australian Arts Grants and a Board Member of the highly successful Salisbury Writers’ Festival. Find out more.

Kristin Weidenbach

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Kristin Weidenbach

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. Her picture books for children include Meet Banjo Paterson and Tom the Outback Mailman, a Children’s Book Council of Australia winner in 2013. Her adult titles include Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg, and the Australian bestseller, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse. Kristin specialises in author presentations to primary school children and adult audiences. Find out more.