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

When she’s not writing (or reading) books, Annaleise enjoys strumming her guitar, building precarious Lego spaceships with her two young sons, and talking all things bookish at The Byrd and the Bookworms. She lives in Brisbane.

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

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!

Jane Austen