Kate Simpson is a picture book author based in Sydney. She balances her time between her engineering day job, raising two children and writing whenever she can. Kate’s debut picture book Finding Granny, illustrated by Gwynneth Jones, tells the story of a small girl, whose world is turned on its head when her beloved grandmother suffers a stroke.
As well as being an author, Kate is also one third of the children’s book podcast One More Page, which features guest interviews, book reviews and giveaways, as well as a kid-centric segment called Kids Capers. She is delighted to be a part of a wonderful, supportive children’s book community.
Kate has also signed a contract with Allen and Unwin for the publication of her second picture book, which is due to be relased in mid-2019.
Sharon Giltrow is an Authorcator; an Author Educator. She has been a teacher of children who are hearing impaired and Deaf-Blind. She now teaches young children with Developmental Language Disorder. Sharon is an enthusiastic and inspirational speaker with a passion for developing children’s oral, visual, written, creativity and literacy. She has experience presenting to children from zero- to ten-year-olds. Through Sharon’s author talks students, inspired by a real-life author, will discover the joy of literacy and unlock their hidden creativity.
Sharon’s hilariously acclaimed debut picture book ‘Bedtime, Daddy!’ was released in May 2020. Her follow up picture books ‘Get Ready, Mama’ and ‘Let’s Go Shopping, Grandma!‘ will be released in 2022. Also, in 2022 Sharon’s early middle grade book ‘Samara Rubin and the Utility Belt’ will be released.