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Summary

Meg McKinlay is a children's writer and poet who has published seventeen books for young people and a collection of poetry for adults

Biography

Meg McKinlay is a children's writer and poet who has published seventeen books for young people and a collection of poetry for adults. Her children's writing ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction, with publications including the Prime Minister's Literary Award-winning A Single Stone, and the CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others.

Meg is an experienced and engaging presenter who enjoys working with groups of all ages. She is equally comfortable giving workshops and talks for adults as she is stirring up a pot of stuffed animals in front of a crowd of pre-schoolers!

Relevant qualifications

PhD, Japanese Literature (UWA, 2001)
Former academic, teaching Literature, Creative Writing, Japanese Studies/Language

Recent experience

The Literature Centre "Talented Young Writers Program", 2017-present: Full-day creative writing workshops for high school and primary school groups; metropolitan and regional WA.

Kimberley Writers Festival & Children's Book Week, September 2019: Author talks and workshops for K-7 year levels in regional and remote communities; panel, in-conversation presentations, and readings for adult audiences.

Perth Writers Festival, February 2019: panel presentation on writing realist fiction; 'in conversation' event on the topic of speculative fiction

Publications

Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Middle-grade fiction; contemporary

Annabel, Again

Annabel, Again

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Middle-grade fiction; contemporary

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Humour; picture book

Catch A Falling Star

Catch A Falling Star

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Historical fiction; middle-grade audience

DUCK!

DUCK!

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Humour; picture book

The Penguins Are Coming!

The Penguins Are Coming!

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Humour; picture book

Drawn Onward

Drawn Onward

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Picture book; older readers

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Picture Book

Bella and the Wandering House

Bella and the Wandering House

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Chapter book; middle primary

A Single Stone

A Single Stone

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Speculative fiction; middle grade/young adult

Definitely No Ducks!

Definitely No Ducks!

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Chapter book; middle primary

Wreck the Halls

Wreck the Halls

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Chapter book; mid-upper primary

Ten Tiny Things

Ten Tiny Things

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture Book

No Bears

No Bears

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: Picture Book

Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: Middle-grade fiction; contemporary

The Truth About Penguins

The Truth About Penguins

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Humour; picture book

Duck for a Day

Duck for a Day

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Chapter book; middle primary

The Big Dig

The Big Dig

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2009

Genre: Chapter book; mid-upper primary

Going for Broke

Going for Broke

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: Chapter book; mid-upper primary

Cleanskin

Cleanskin

Publisher: The Westerly Centre

Publ. date: 2007

Genre: Poetry; adults

Annabel, Again

Annabel, Again

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Publ. date: 2007

Genre: Middle-grade fiction; contemporary

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.megmckinlay.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/megmckinlayauthor

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/megmckinlay/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MegMcKinlay

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