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Summary

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.

Biography

Sandi Parsons identifies as a proud disabled woman who believes that every child is entitled to see themselves accuratly represented in literature and the arts.
Diversity matters.
Representation matters.

Sandi considers her guardianship of gifted lungs one of her many victories in her on-going battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

She believes that a teetering stack of books waiting to be read is an essential component of every household.

Relevant qualifications

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

Volunteer Positions
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)

Shortlisted Writing
2018 WAYRBA Younger Readers' Shortlist | Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Writing Courses
2019 Freelance Writing Stage 1 | Australian Writers' Centre

Recent experience

2020 — Sunset Sessions | Manning Library for Centre for Stories
2019 — Despite the Odds | Human Library Perth
2019 — Not Every One Gets a Second Chance | Centre for Stories
2018 — Are You Sitting Comfortably? | Australian Short Story Festival
2018 — Bookweek Author Talks, Cambridge Public Library & Coolbinia Primary School

Publications

Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

Publisher: Black Inc

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Memoir | Cystic Fibrosis & Friendship

Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Publisher: Faraway Nearby Books

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Chapter Book | Dogs & Family

Writing the Dream : A Serenity Press Anthology

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

The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses

Publisher: Cystic Fibrosis Association of Western Australia

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Picture Book | Cystic Fibrosis

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

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

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

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/sandi.writes

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