Camp Presenters

We have a wonderful group of presenters who will excite and inspire young writers to achieve amazing results.

Brian Falkner (Australia/New Zealand/USA)   
Brian is the founder and developer of Write Like an Author. He is the award winning author of seventeen novels and one anthology of short stories for young people. Prior to becoming a children's author, Brian trained as a journalist and then worked as a reporter and an advertising copywriter, a r...More Info
Angela Sunde (Australia)   
Angela Sunde spent her childhood jumping puddles and climbing trees in her family’s vast orchard on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. An award-winning language and literacy teacher, Angela is the author/illustrator of the tween coming-of-age comedy Snap Magic, author of Pond Magic (Aussie ...More Info
Dimity Powell (Australia)   
Award winning children's author, Dimity Powell loves to fill every spare moment with words. She writes and reviews exclusively for children and is the Managing Editor for Kids' Book Review. Her word webs appear in anthologies, school magazines, junior novels, as creative digital content, and in ...More Info
T. M. Clark (Australia)   
Tina was born in Zimbabwe and has lived in South Africa and England, but now calls Australia home. She combines her passion for storytelling, different cultures and wildlife with her love for the wild in her multicultural books. Writing for adults and children, she has been nominated for a Queensl...More Info
Fifi Colston (New Zealand)   
Fifi is an award winning junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator, non-fiction author and a long-standing presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s ‘What Now’ and then ‘The Good Morning Show’. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 23 years with 26 entr...More Info
Maria Gill (New Zealand)   
Maria Gill writes books for children and adults that draw on her interest in people, birds, and conservation. Anzac Heroes, illustrated by Marco Ivancic, won the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults Non-Fiction Award and the Margaret Mahy Best Book of the Year Award. New ...More Info
Melinda Szymanik (New Zealand)   
Melinda Szymanik writes picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults. A science graduate, Melinda initially worked in hospital administration, then went back to university to study English literature and began writing seriously when her children were small. Her books have be...More Info
Sally Sutton (New Zealand)   
When I was six years old, I decided that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. I'm not sure that I'm quite grown up yet... but I'm definitely a writer! I think it's the best job in the world, because I get to make stuff up, play around with words and sounds, and meet lots of kids. My FAVOURITE thi...More Info