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HM Waugh is an author, environmental scientist and educator who works at Perth Zoo presenting to school groups K-12 on topics ranging from conservation to dinosaurs. Her middle grade novel 'The Lost Stone of SkyCity' is due out 1st October with Fremantle Press, and she has science non-fiction published in CSIRO's 'Double Helix' magazine and Kings Park's 'For People & Plants' magazine.


HM Waugh is an environmental scientist, writer and educator with a long-term love of wild places and high mountains. This has led to icy feet and sunburnt cheeks in magical countries like New Zealand, Nepal, Bolivia and Switzerland. She has studied dolphins in New Zealand and rare plants in the Wheatbelt, and worked in mining and construction projects across Western Australia. She currently works with both children and animals (concurrently) at Perth Zoo, and loves being able to truthfully say she handles dragons for a job.

Relevant qualifications

BSc(EnvSc)Hons, GradDipEd(Sec)

Recent experience

Kings Park Volunteer Guides - developed and presented an information package on attracting wildlife to your garden. Will present a similar package to the Australasian Botanic Guides Conference 2019 in September.

Perth Zoo - has worked for over a year presenting educational packages to school groups K-12 including special needs and overnight camps.


The Lost Stone of SkyCity

The Lost Stone of SkyCity

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Fantasy (middle readers)

Get in touch

Email [email protected]





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