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Summary

James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. He makes picture books, junior fiction and graphic novels. He is in high demand for talks and workshops in schools and libraries across Australia. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. He lives in Perth with his wife, son and labrador.

Biography

James Foley makes picture books, middle grade novels and comics for kids. He's the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot (2016), Dungzilla (2017) and Gastronauts (2018) star Sally Tinker, the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother. James also illustrated Toffle Towers (2019), written by Tim Harris, and Total Quack Up (2018), an anthology of funny short stories with proceeds going to charity. James' earlier books My Dead Bunny (2015) In The Lion (2012), The Last Viking (2011) and The Last Viking Returns (2014) have all scored several honours, including children's choice awards, shortlistings in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, and selection to the International Youth Library's White Raven list.

James is an an ambassador for Books In Homes and Room To Read. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.

Relevant qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (with Distinction), Notre Dame University, 2006

Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
Member of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

Treasurer for SCBWI Australia West chapter, 2017-2019
Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia West chapter, 2015-2017
Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Australia West chapter, 2012-2015

Recent experience

2019: Perth Writers Festival
2019: Between The Lines Literature Festival, Busselton WA
2019: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference, Sydney, NSW
2019: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators teacher professional development day, Sydney, NSW
2018: Scribblers Literature Festival

Publications

Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Children's book, chapter book

Gastronauts

Gastronauts

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: children's book, graphic novel, science-fiction

Total Quack Up

Total Quack Up

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Children's book, anthology, humour

Dungzilla

Dungzilla

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: children's book, graphic novel, science-fiction

Brobot

Brobot

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: children's book, graphic novel, science-fiction

My Dead Bunny

My Dead Bunny

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Picture book, spooky, humour

The Last Viking Returns

The Last Viking Returns

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Picture book, fantasy, humour

In The Lion

In The Lion

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture book, cumulative, humour

The Last Viking

The Last Viking

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: Picture book, fantasy, humour

Illustration samples

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.jamesfoley.com.au

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jamesfoleybooks

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/jamesfoleybooks

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/jamesfoleybooks

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/jamesfoleybooks

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