Naomi Eccles-Smith

Queensland children’s and MG fantasy author and illustrator, Naomi has been pursuing creative imaginings through illustration since she could hold a pencil, and delving into creative writing since her high-school English teacher unlocked a dormant and unexpected passion. Combining the two, and inspired by adventurous, character-driven speculative fiction, open-world games and Japanese animations, Naomi has brought to life grand and colourful adventures, notably the upper middle-grade fantasy series, Dragon Calling, and other works including award-winning short stories and the delightful children’s book, Lonely the Wolf. Part geek, part monster-slayer, and wholly rapt by all things wholesome and wondrous, Naomi endeavours to advocate that a little bit of wild imagining and beautiful strangeness is a good thing to have in this crazy world. 

Currently, she lives in Peranga, Australia, with an assortment of cats and family members.


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