Alan has written many books of fiction for children and young adults as well as educational texts, and has a long  involvement with children’s literature. He is a past president of the NSW Children’s Book Council and has been a judge for the NSW Premier’s Book Awards (children’s books). His books have been on State Premiers’ reading lists. Alan has had books published overseas as well as in Australia. He particularly enjoys writing quirky stories for younger children, and zany mysteries and more sinister stories for older readers. A display of Alan’s books can be seen on this website. Alan will give talks about writing and books for children and adults. A popular children’s author, Alan has now written and published over twenty novellas and short stories for young readers, and his books for older readers (YA) are also popular in schools and libraries.
Elaine trained as a teacher at Bathurst Teachers College. She has more than 25 years teaching experience in primary schools with both the NSW Dept of Education and International Schools in Papua New Guinea. As part of her degree, Elaine worked in children’s theatre, and has a major in Children’s Literature. She worked with secondary students as coordinator of the NSW Talent Development Project, many of whom have performed in the annual NSW Schools Spectacular, which is now shown every year on national television. Elaine is a published writer of children’s poetry, short stories and educational books.