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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 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.
Diversity matters.
Representation matters.

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.

Relevant qualifications

Memberships
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
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
2020 Highly Commended, Tales With a Twist Short Story Award | The Librarian
2018 WAYRBA Younger Readers' Shortlist | Pepsi the Problem Puppy

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

Recent experience

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

Publications

Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay

Publisher: Black Inc

Publ. date: 2021

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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