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Annaleise Byrd woke up one day with her head full of story ideas and set about becoming an author. She writes picture books, poetry, short stories and middle grade fiction. Her favourite stories nearly always involve kids having grand adventures with no grown-ups in sight!

When she’s not writing (or reading) books, Annaleise enjoys bike riding and learning the drums, though not usually at the same time. She is particularly fond of lamingtons. Annaleise lives in Brisbane with her husband and two young sons.

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Favourite Quotes

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

Emilie Buchwald

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

Madeleine L’Engle

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.

Dr Seuss