Each year a host of published WA authors and illustrators present interactive workshops throughout the Telling Tales weekend.
Below you will find a brief background on our authors for 2017...
Kez Wickham St George
Kez has a background in both cartooning and writing and has been writing short stories for children for many years. Kez will be holding workshops for older children developing stories along the ghost/horror theme.
Sarah Evans is an English ex-pat who has been writing short stories and novels since leaving the world of journalism in the late eighties and taking up the 'good life' in rural WA to raise a brood, home-school and attempt self-sufficiency.
She is published in a plethora of genres, in many forms and in several countries.
Monique Mulligan loved words so much as a child that she a) was called a walking encyclopaedia, b) was voted family chatterbox, c) once walked into a pole while reading a book and d) was told she read too much! These days she loves to write books as much as she loves to read them.
Elaine Coventry is an Australian children's author. All of her books are handmade limited editions. Each is individually numbered and signed. She has released three very different books. 'The Adventures of Billy-Bob and His Dog', 'Jingle Island and the Power Point Mystery' and 'Sam The Newspaper Man' a unique book about a simple man who does the same thing every day until...
Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a reader, writer and daydream believer who believes there is magic in every day if you choose to find it. She discovered the wonderful world of storytelling as a child and has been playing with words and having adventures on the page ever since. Her publications for children include poems, short stories, picture books, chapter books and middle grade novels.
Mary Evans, 17, is a writer and musician from Bridgetown. She writes short stories and poetry and has won many awards. She is currently writing a contemporary YA novel, along with short stories and songs.
As an author / illustrator I now spend my days dreaming up stories while I walk my two adorably dopey dogs, writing ideas down furiously and giggling at drawings. I love to spend time in the bush; soaking up the trees, the sounds and the sights of nature.
Norman Jorgensen began writing stories when in primary school.
Australian stories are very important to Norman and he is proud that his stories are almost always located in Western Australia. He feels it is important that readers can see their own lives reflected in a landscape that is their own and that they can recognise.
Josh Langley is an award winning radio copywriter and 6 times published author and illustrator. He takes the positive message of his ground breaking book, Being You is Enough to primary schools across the country and also talks at festivals and events about his unique perspective on life and story of hope over adversity.
Cristy Burne is a children's author and science writer. Her books are published in three languages and five countries. She loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers. And she loves chocolate.
Beccy Garlett is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Southwest of WA.
Inspired from stories of my growing up and stories I was told from when I was Child. Exciting for children ages ranging from 4 to 12.
Learn about my beautiful Culture, which is also one of the oldest living Cultures in the world.