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Lynette Duffy - Current children publications My friend Inchy, Monster. Lynette has also published a cookbook, Back to Basics. Her children's books cover the topics of friendship and bullying, showing huge success in schools around Brisbane Australia. These suit the early childhood to mid primary level. Lynette is available to speak on her experiences as a writer and self publishing author along with the topics of healthy eating, pantry planning and cooking from the basics.
Lynelle Zita Westlake - Writer and illustrator. Lynelle is a former teacher in Early Childhood who is passionate about fostering early literacy skills and a love of drawing in young children. Lynelle currently has 4 children's picture books in publication - Molog the Frog, Ornella the Owl, Trog the Book Frog and When Mackenzie Met Matilda. Prior to teaching Lynelle trained as a commercial illustrator; travelled extensively overseas: completed a Degree in Visual Arts and a post graduate degree in Education.
E.R Barr - Sci-fi/fantasy. Current publication Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer Vol 1, a tale where the present day meets Celtic Mythology. E.R Barr spent his youth wandering around "Conor Country" known better as the Southwest Corner of the State of Wisconsin. The Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers and the lands around them, dotted with Indian mounds and filled with stories of legends, fueled his imagination. Not till her started travelling world-wide did he truly begin to see connections between Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the lands where he was born. His forebears came from those ancient nations and settled there in Wisconsin. Always wondering why, he kept searching for answers. A writer on all things Celtic, a follower of Lewis and Tolkein, and a popular speaker on these issues, E.R Barr makes his home in northwest Illinoise. This is his first novel with Vol 2 soon to follow. E. R Barr is available to media worldwide.
Dulcie M. Stone M.B.E - Over the years Dulcie M. Stone has published 10 fiction books, 4 non fictions and 4 professional publictions. She is an acclaimed author, educator and campaigner for people with intellectual disabilities.
Dulcie M. Stone is an inspiration to women and writers Australia wide. Her main achievements are that of Hon. Life Governer Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 1962, Life member W. J. Christie Centre 1979, Community Service Award City of Mildura 1983, Papal Blessing 1989, Life Member Upper Yarra Community House Inc 1990 and M.B.E 1981 for services to the handicapped.
Today, at the ripe 'young' age of 89, Dulcie M. Stone is currently working on her next book which she says is totally different to what she has done before.
Michelle Worthington - Australian children’s author, Michelle Worthington, released her first children’s picture book in 2011. Michelle grew up in Brisbane, Australia and has always enjoyed writing stories and sharing them with others. She believes in the benefits of sharing quality time with children by reading them bedtime stories. Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts, she has travelled extensively and enjoys learning about new cultures and sharing new experiences. An energetic and dynamic storyteller, Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and conducts school visits, library and bookstore storytelling and writing workshops for primary school aged children, as well as adult workshops and speaking engagements for women’s groups, church groups and charities.
Michelle's first picture book, The Bedtime Band, was released with Wombat Books in November 2011. The Pink Pirate was partner published by Little Steps Publishing in July 2012 and we are currently working on the sequel The Blue Buccaneer. Yellow Dress Day was released by New Frontier Publishing in September 2012 and will be releasing Hootie the Cutie in 2014. Riley and the Possumwealth Games and Kirra’s Christmas are contracted for release in 2014 by Wombat Books. Start of the Ocean was published by Wybble Publishing in March 2013 and Look Out! There’s a dragon about! wil l be released by Wybble Publishing in November 2013. My first children’s book app Captain Cody Catapult and the Stuck Pig is currently under production and I have signed a contract with international publisher MeeGenius for a picture book app to be released December 2013. My first international children’s picture book Each the Same was published in US and UK by Ambassador Publishing in June this year and After the Arthur will be released in Canada in March 2014 by The Key Publishing Group. I have worked in a freelance capacity as Children’s Book Editor for Waterloo Editions, a sister imprint of Anthem Press, editing a set of 5 board books for UK Publisher. Getting out and about with my books is one of my favourite things to do besides writing and I enjoyed being a guest author at the Brisbane Out Of The Box festival and Gold Coast Writers festival in 2012. I also review children's books on Puggle FM.
Ann Hancock, U Skin Solutions - It all started with a vision from Adelaide based entrepreneurs Jeff and Ann Hancock, founders of U skin solutions. After being disillusioned with the many overseas skin care brands on the market the Hancock’s felt the need to create an Australian Skin Care brand that represented their ideals and values, one that truly payes homage to this beautiful land we call Australia. Their aspiration was to create a brand that was accessible, ethical and result driven.
After many years of research and collaboration with a team formulating chemists and market specialists the Hancock’s finally achieved their great Australian dream.