Zanni Louise has always had an insatiable need to tell stories. Even though stories followed her everywhere, it wasn’t until Zanni had her first child that she pursued a grown up career as an author.

Zanni’s first picture book, Too Busy Sleeping, is a CBCA Notable, and her second book, Archie and the Bear, has been a bestseller since its release in May. Both books are sold in multiple foreign territories. Archie will be released in the US by Clarion Books next September.

Zanni has seven books for kids coming out in the next two years, including Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush, a series for independent readers.

When not writing stories, Zanni runs workshops for children and adults. She is currently touring the Northern Rivers with Byron Bay Writers Festival StoryBoard Bus. Zanni lives in Northern NSW with one husband, two daughters, three chickens, and a cat called Mary Feather Flower.

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