Zanni Louise is an internationally published CBCA Notable children’s book author. She has collaborated with highly acclaimed illustrators to produce three picture books, Errol!, Archie and the Bear and Too Busy Sleeping. She’s also written a series for independent readers called Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush.


Zanni works with Scholastic, Walker Books, Little Hare and Clarion, US. From this year, her books will be sold in 19 countries, including China, US, UK, Japan and Germany. Find out more about Zanni’s books here.


A story is the shortest distance between two people. It’s also a window into someone else’s life. Through stories, we form important connections and make sense of the world.


Zanni believes everyone has a story to tell, and tours schools and festivals around Australia inspiring kids and adults to share their story, and love books as much as Zanni does.


Zanni runs writing workshops for Byron Writers Festival, Queensland Writers Centre and Australian Writers Centre. She is also a Chief Storyteller for Byron Writers Festival’s StoryBoard project, bringing literacy and creativity to schools around Northern NSW.


Zanni studied Art History, and worked in a contemporary gallery. She now lives in her little sunshine house in Northern NSW with two girls, one husband and a cat called Mary Feather Flower, writing, mentoring and teaching full-time.


Zanni looks forward to growing up one day, but for the moment, enjoys silly dancing, wanderling, and soft cheese. She prefers not to do the washing up. 

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