Zanni Louise is passionate about writing quality books for children and inspiring people to write their own stories.
Based in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Zanni has collaborated with award-winning illustrators to create four picture books, including the popular Errol series. She’s written a 6-book independent reader series called Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush and her first junior fiction series Stardust School of Dance is out mid 2019. She’s also co-writing a junior fiction series for basketball lovers called Daring Delly, with NBA star Matthew Dellavedova.
Zanni’s books have been described as quirky, curious and funny, and are sold in 19 foreign territories. She’s been twice listed in the CBCA Notables, and her book Archie and the Bear was selected for the highly prestigious international children’s catalogue: The White Ravens.
Zanni teaches ‘Writing Picture Books’ and ‘Writing Chapter Books’ through the Australian Writers Centre. She also runs her own course through various writing centres and festivals throughout Australia. Zanni has workshopped with thousands of kids in schools around Australia. She is one of the passionate StoryBoard authors working with Byron Writers Festival and tours with StoryFest On The Road . She has mentored new and established writers for a number of years, helping writers develop their stories for publication, and achieve their writing dreams.