Zanni Louise has been writing stories since she was little, growing up in country NSW. She now lives with her family of four in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Author of over thirty kids’ books, Zanni writes picture books, chapter books and books for 10-12 year-olds. Her first middle grade, Queenie In Seven Moves is published by Walker Books 2023.
Her books have been long-listed for the CBCA Awards and short-listed for the Australian Book Design Awards, Educational Publishing and Speech Pathology Award. Persistence (Five Mile) was highly commended in the Australian Education Publishing Awards and Human-Kind was voted best picture book series by Bookstagang (2020). Archie and the Bear (Little Hare) was chosen for the International White Ravens catalogue in 2018. Zanni’s books are published in over twenty foreign territories.
Zanni runs a picture book course online with Anna Pignataro. She also offers other classes for budding authors throughout the year and provides private mentoring. Zanni loves to visit your school or festival to inspire writers and readers.
Zanni’s literary works are represented by LK Literary Agency and her speaking and workshops can be booked through Speakers Ink (Brisbane +) and Creative Kids Tales (Sydney). She is proud to be an author ambassador for Room To Read, an organisation helping to educate children.