Helping not for profits and businesses make an impact and create connections through copy and strategy. AND ... you are in the right place ... I am also an award-winning children's author, writing stories that families love and children connect with.
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I WRITE ALL THE THINGS! STRATEGIC MINDSET. ENGAGING COPY.  STORYTELLER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR.

I connect people and purpose through copywriting, content and communication strategies.

If you’re a not for profit, social enterprise, community group or association, government agency or small business in need of copy – you’re in the right place.

After compelling copy and content that moves people to take action? I’m your writer. 

Struggling to meet your deadlines? Looking for strategic communications with perspective and practical steps?

Want to follow the story of my CBCA award-winning children’s picture book authoring life?  Come along for the ride!

 

Strategy

Refine your organisation or business communications and make a difference.

I identify your direction, chart your pathway, articulate your voice, map content, develop smart, shareable content, nurture connections, engage customers and inspire action. 

Copywriting

You want your words to work. I get that you want to share relevant, worthy content that reflects your values and talks directly to your target market. Copywriting is how you tell your story.

I write easy to read and engaging copy for newsletters, websites and blogs for not for profits and businesses.

Children's author

Wondering if you are in the right place? Yup! I'm also a published children’s author with Hardie Grant with the best-selling picture book Jetty Jumping. It's the winner of the 2022 Picture Book of the Year - Early Childhood, 2023 Aust Speech Pathology Book of the Year 0 - 5 yrs. I'm also the author of Sunday Skating and the 2024 Notable Picture Book of the Year - Early Childhood for In the Rockpool. Plus more on the way!  My passion is writing children’s books, YA and short stories in a uniquely Australian voice for families to enjoy reading. I write to delight and inspire conversations.

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Looking for templates?

Helpful, affordable copywriting and communication planning templates for nfpos, organisations and individuals.

There’s also FREE stuff to download.

COPY – A helpful script to ask for a testimonial for your website

CAMPAIGNS – A handy document for your media and influencers

Speaking, events & workshops

After author speaking engagements, tailored school talks, story times, and workshops?

I can be booked through the following agencies:

Lamont Books

Booked Out

Australia Reads ambassador

I’m proud to be an Australia Reads ambassador to encourage kids to read more often 

Buy my books

My website has affiliate links with retailers such a YourBookstore.IO which means we are all supporting local bookstores in our community. I receive a commission for a sale that I refer for my books Jetty Jumping, Sunday Skating, In the Rockpool and Amid the Sand Dunes at no extra cost to you. And these books are packed and sent straight from your local bookstore to support them as well.

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

I regularly host webinars, workshops, training courses and talks for small not for profits and businesses. I am also available for author talks as a published children’s author with Hardie Grant. You’ll next catch me at:

7 Feb, 2024 Natured Kids author outdoor visit

I visit Natured Kids with my new book In the Rockpool. Seaford. 

22 - 24 March, 2024 Clunes Booktown

I visit Clunes Booktown for the love of story and interview Sofie Laguna, Sharon Plozza and Sharon Postlewhite on the Coming of Age panel! Book here 

1 - 29 May, 2024 May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship

Writing in residency at the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust-owned house in Adelaide. Watch this space for SA visits and bookstore signings.

3 May, 2024 CBCA SA Night with the Notable Stars

Join me and my fellow 2024 Notable CBCA SA stars for a chat about books, books, wonderful books. Book here

18 May, 2024 David Jones Adelaide book signing

I’ll be signing copies of my books in-store in David Jones Adelaide at 10:30am.

You’ll find me on Level 2 in the Kids Department. 

19 May, 2024 May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Meet Andrea Rowe Devonshire Tea

Join me for a special May Gibbs Literature Trust Devonshire tea to talk childrens books and how this gift of time enables me to deep dive into new stories. Tickets $20 pp but children free. Burnside Library. 215pm – 4pm Book here  

4 June, 2024 Burra Community School, SA

A fun day ahead for the students of Burra Consolidated  School with story creation and author tips 

13 June, 2024 In conversation with Rosie Batty, Antipodes Bookstore Sorrento

Join me for this compelling conversation with Rosie Batty OAM, during a special WORDS AFTER DARK event at Antipodes Bookstore, Sorrento.

6pm start. Book here. 

22 June, 2024 Wyndham City Library Picture Book writing workshop

I’ll be sharing an informative and insightful workshop about picture book writing for those wanting to learn more or start their own kidlit creation journey.

10am – 12 pm at Hopper Crossing branch. Book here.

26 June, 2024 In Conversation with Steve Carroll, Antipodes Bookstore, Sorrento

Join me for a lively chat during WORDS AFTER DARK with author Steve Carroll at Antipodes Bookstore, Sorrento.

6pm start. Book here 

17 July, 2024 In conversation with Alice Robinson Antipodes Bookstore Sorrento

Join me for a fabulous conversation with Alice Robinson during this WORDS AFTER DARK event at Antipodes Bookstore, Sorrento.

6pm start. Book here.

16 - 18 August, 2024 Creative Kids Bendigo Writers Festival

illustrator Hannah Sommerville and I can’t wait to share story fun and writing workshops at Bendigo Writers Festival Creative Kids sessions. 

19 - 25 August 2024 - CBCA Book Week Author Talks / Workshops

Throughout Book Week I join libraries and schools virtually and face to face to share author storytimes, writer’s notebook workshops and activities tailored for school and preschool children. Booked out for Book Week, but event availability before and after. 

Now taking bookings via Lamont Authors.

 

24 August, Book Week fun at Rosebud Library

I’ll be sharing seaside story times with library families with Jetty Jumping and In the Rockpool to celebrate 2024 CBCA Book Week. 

10:30am at Rosebud Library. Free event. Book here.

13 - 15 September, Junior Creatives writers camp - Portsea Children's Camp

Unlock your imagination – Join this fantastic Junior Creatives writers camp at Portsea Children’s Camp 

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September. Book here. 

13 - 15 September, Teen Creatives writers camp - Portsea Children's Camp

Unlock your imagination – Join this fantastic Teen Creatives writers camp at Portsea Children’s Camp

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September. Book here. 

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