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Zanni Louise writes warm stories for children, with a twist of quirk and sprinkle of humour. Her first picture book, Too Busy Sleeping, with Anna Pignataro (Little Hare), was long listed for the 2016 CBCA Book Awards.

Archie and the Bear, illustrated by highly acclaimed international illustrator, David Mackintosh, is released 2017. (Little Hare).

Zanni’s four book series for independent readers, Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush, will be released with Bonnier Publishing in 2018. Her next picture book, Errol, will be released by Scholastic. Zanni’s books are published in multiple foreign territories.

Zanni runs storytelling and bookmaking workshops for children. In these fun sessions, Zanni helps kids harness their incredible imaginations, and evolve their storytelling abilities. She also runs blogging and creative writing classes for adults. In 2017, Zanni will join the Byron Writers Festival and Storyboard Project to bring creative writing into schools around the North Coast NSW.

Zanni lives with two daughters, one husband, five chickens and one sweet cat called Mary Feather Flower in her little sunshine house on the north coast of NSW, Australia.