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

Elizabeth offers one hour, ½ day and full day sessions. With a teaching background and many years of experience, 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.

Please enquire about rates and tailored workshop packages below.

For Kindergartens and child care centres

Elizabeth runs sessions 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.

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.

Elizabeth is a member of the Australian Society of Authors. Please refer to ASA guide for speakers’ rates.

Contact us for more information on Elizabeth's Author Services.

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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...

CBCA National Conference 2019

The other week I attended my first national CBCA conference. Not only was it attended by some of the children's literary world royalty such as Leigh Hobbs, Morris Gleitzman, Susanne Gervay, Bruce Pascoe and so many more but there were librarians, teachers, authors,...

Mothers’ Day – A Gift

This Mother’s Day I was in Canberra. It was a perfect autumnal weekend. The trees changing colour and the chameleon array of their canopies add a special beauty to the capital city. Being the capital there’s always a lot to do my priorities were watching an ANU med...

Sydney Writer Festival 2019

Wow! What a week! From lectures to conversations, to fire alarms and deluges of rain and much much more. This year’s theme ‘Lie to Me’ brought fascinating angles to light and raised as many questions as it answered. By last night I found myself agreeing with a fellow...

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