About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a Sydney based author and poet. Her works often reflect the world from the perspective of those who are marginalised, misunderstood or simply unheard. Elizabeth’s picture book series, Elephant in the Room raises family and mental health topics. Elizabeth is an award winning poet and regularly presents on storytelling as well family and mental health issues both here in Australia and internationally.

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The Forever Kid

When a child dies a family is forever changed. The sense of grief and loss are now part of their daily life, every family event, particularly birthdays and anniversaries are painful. Times of celebration are touched with sadness. Can there be any comfort for families in this of grief? This narrative told through the voice of a sibling looks at how a family carries on whilst still remembering, still grieving and still connecting with their departed ‘forever’ child.

Books

Author Services

Author Talks

For Schools

With a teaching background and many years of experiences, Elizabeth travels internationally sharing her stories and taking part in school and library events. From specialised small group sessions whole class and department and whole school presentations, Elizabeth provides a stimulating and fun environment in which children can enjoy learning and build on their knowledge and understanding.

For Kindergartens and child care centres Elizabeth runs 1/2day Verityville session with multiple small group interactive presentations (each running 20-30 mins) designed to suit the very young. With plenty of fun, singing and dancing children will have fun meeting the popular Verityville characters and learning about values such as kindness, resilience and care for the environment in these dynamic sessions. Elizabeth offers one hour, ½ day and full day sessions at rates in accordance with the ASA.

Presentations

Key-Note – Panel – Professional Development – Advisory & One-on-One Consultations

Elizabeth has been part of numerous scholarly and educational events including the New York Young Child Conference (2018), the ANZAED annual conference (2017) and the International Storytelling Conference in Oxford UK (2016) Visits can be tailored to meet your needs. Rates of pay in accordance with ASA. Additional Appearances These include Skype, videoconferences, radio and community events. Elizabeth writes in many different areas and genres. For the very young her series Verityville provides a wonderfully insightful look at the different jobs people can have and how we behave towards others and in our beautiful world. Children will readily relate to these easily recognisable characters and situations. Elizabeth’s Elephant in the Room series has been created for readers of all ages. From the very young through to adults working with young children, tough topics and life situations can be explored in a relatable and age-appropriate way. A platform to for discussion and discovery leading to self-empowerment and deeper understanding of family and mental health situations. Elizabeth’s poetry is aimed at a general audience and often deals with themes of inclusion, social justice and health.

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On the Blog

Writing The Forever Kid

The Forever Kid is an important picture book narrative that deals with the issues of grief and remembrance. I got the idea for this book when I was thinking about my uncle who I never met. He died when he was a teenager before I was born. My father often spoke about...

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

  Che Bella! As an new independent publisher I am always looking to develop my knowledge in the industry and to engage with others in the publishing to share and exchange ideas. So having my  application to be part of the Australian Publishers Collectives at the 2018...

Bullying

Research by Guest Blogger Daniel MacDonald In the last few months Johanna Roberts and I have embarked on a new and challenging project investigating bullying, the acceptance of the individual and self acceptance. With Johanna travelling in the Americas and me...

Getting Boys to Read

Guest Blog by Daniel McDonald It is wonderful to have our first ever guest blog and it comes from local Sydney reader and writer; Daniel McDonald. Daniel is a recent graduate from The University of Sydney and he currently works as an author's assistant and editor here...

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