Sandi Parsons lives and breathes stories, as a reader, writer and storyteller. Having spent nineteen years working in educational libraries, she is passionate about diversity in storytelling and engaging readers with stories.
Sandi Parsons lives and breathes stories, as a reader, writer and storyteller. Sandi is passionate about engaging readers and diversity in storytelling. She believes that every child is entitled to see themselves accurately represented in literature and the arts.
Sandi is a Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award Judge 2020, 2021 (Early Childhood category).
Sandi's creative nonfiction has been published in MiNDFOOD and Frankie. She is a contributor in the Growing Up Disabled in Australia Anthology.
As a Cystic Fibrosis Warrior, Sandi can swallow twenty-seven tablets with a tiny sip of water.
She lives in Western Australia with her favourite husband, some problem puppies and many teetering stacks of books.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
2020/21 CBCA Book of the Year Judge (Early Childhood)
Nov - 2017 - 2020 Critique Co-ordinator for SCBWI, Australia West Region
2012 - 2017 Committee Member for West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards (WAYRBA)
2020 Highly Commended, Tales With a Twist Short Story Award | The Librarian
2018 WAYRBA Younger Readers' Shortlist | Pepsi the Problem Puppy
2019 Freelance Writing Stage 1 | Australian Writers' Centre
2020 — Emerging Writers Festival
2020 — Sunset Sessions, Back Stories, Stories from Home | Centre for Stories
2019 — Storyteller | Centre for Stories
2018 — Australian Short Story Festival
2018 — Bookweek Author Talks
Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay
Publisher: Black Inc
Publ. date: 2021
Genre: Memoir | Cystic Fibrosis & Friendship
Pepsi the Problem Puppy
Publisher: Faraway Nearby Books
Publ. date: 2017
Genre: Chapter Book | Dogs & Family
Writing the Dream : A Serenity Press Anthology
Publisher: Serenity Press
Publ. date: 2014
Genre: Memoir | Cystic Fibrosis & Writing
The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses
Publisher: Cystic Fibrosis Association of Western Australia
Publ. date: 2013
Genre: Picture Book | Cystic Fibrosis
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