Cassandra Allen was born and raised in Australia, and now lives in France, drawing almost every day and soaking up the wonders of life in Europe.
Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror.
Karen Blair grew up in Perth, Western Australia.
Gerry Bobsien lives in Newcastle Australia with her family.
Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia.
At age sixteen Janeen Brian trained as a primary teacher and at eighteen stood in front of her first class of year five students.
Ron Brooks writes, designs and illustrates picture books for kids.
Errol Broome grew up in Perth and after an Arts degree at the University of WA, she began her career as a newspaper journalist.
Charlotte Calder was born in Adelaide and has worked as an actor, photographer and occasional newspaper columnist.
Born in Western Australia, artist and illustrator Rebecca Cool lives on a rural property on the Margaret River, WA with her partner.
Meredith Costain grew up on a dairy farm on the Koo Wee Rup swamp in West Gippsland, Victoria.
David Cox was born in 1933 in a town called Goondiwindi.
Sarah Davis grew up in New Zealand, wearing gumboots and falling in rivers.
After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth Edgar travelled overland from Katmandu to London.
Carol Faulkner is a full-time children’s author living in Adelaide’s western suburbs.
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author who has also worked as a freelance business and technical writer.
Sandy Fussell lives on the NSW South Coast with her husband and two sons.
Kim Gamble was best known for his collaborations with Anna Feinberg, including the bestselling Tashi series, The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels, Come the Terrible Tiger and Pog.
Libby Gleeson grew up in a number of country towns in Australia.
Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Too
Nigel Gray has published over seventy books – most for children –and they have been translated into twenty-four languages.
Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Australia in1970.
Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia.
Wayne Harris is an award-winning illustrator and designer.
Scott Hatcher has been teaching high school students for several years, working mainly as an English teacher.
Geoff Havel was born in the mountains of New Guinea but now lives in Perth with his wife, Sindy.
Australian-born writer and historian Meredith Hooper took her educational background in history and science and turned it into a writing career.
Catriona Hoy is a Melbourne based writer, teacher, storyteller and mother.
Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads.
Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne.
Annabelle Josse was born in Normandy, France, but moved to Australia in 1997.
The child of German immigrants, Sonia first developed an appreciation of illustration through the story books sent to her by her Grandmother.
Ezekiel Kwaymullina is a Palyku person whose family comes from the northwest of Western Australia.
Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over forty children’s books published throughout the world.
Eric Maddern was born in 1950 in Whyalla, South Australia, where his father was working in the iron mines.
Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children.
Penny Matthews is an author and editor who lives in South Australia.
Tina Matthews was born and raised in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney where she works as a writer and illustrator, and as a visiting author in schools and libraries.
Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household.
Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life.
Inga Moore has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost.
Lara Morgan is a first-generation Australian of Croatian and Bermudian descent.
Sally Morgan is both a writer and a visual artist.
Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and, of course, author.
Robyn Opie is the author of more than 80 published children’s books.
Lorraine has worn many hats, most of them relating to children's books: reader, librarian, parent, book reviewer, book promoter, and lastly, author.
Jan Ormerod grew up in the small towns of Western Australia, with three older sisters, and as a child she drew constantly and compulsively.
Peter Pavey created some of the most unique and innovative Australian picture books.
Margaret Perversi trained as a teacher and has worked a variety of jobs, such as, actor, teacher, cook, waitress, dress designer, singer and puppeteer.
Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne.
Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children for most of her working life.
James Roy was born in Trundle, western NSW.
Aimee Said lives in Melbourne.
Claire Saxby is an award-winning and bestselling picture book author.
Moya Simons was born in Moree, NSW, but has spent most of her life in Bondi.
Jan Stradling spent several years as a primary school teacher before moving into the world of TV.
Ian Trevaskis was born in Geelong, Victoria.
Trudie Trewin grew up on a farm in South Australia.
Julie Vivas is one of Australia's most loved and popular picture book illustrators.
Malcolm Walker was born and raised in South London.
Sue Walker lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.
Nadia Wheatley began writing full-time in 1976, after completing postgraduate work in Australian history.
Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney, where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters and trying to write them down.
Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world.
Carole Wilkinson is the internationally award-winning and bestselling author of the Dragonkeeper series.
Barbara Ker Wilson is a well-known reviewer, writer and publisher, with a long-standing interest in folklore.
Madeleine Winch is a painter and printmaker.
Drahos Zak arrived in Australia from the Czech Republic in 1980 after completing a PhD in Illustration and Graphic Design at Charles University, Prague.