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Heather Maisner is an award-winning children’s author who has written more than 30 books, including fiction and non-fiction, picture books and game books. She lives in London and Norfolk in the UK, but she will be here at Barrio Byron Bay on Friday 16 February at 10–11am.

Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts for children aged 2–6 years. Complimentary breakfast with morning tea, coffee and juices for kids provided. It would be a good opportunity to see Barrio and the new area at Habitat.

Heather wrote her first (unpublished) novel aged 12 and, at 16, won the Daily Mirror Children’s Literary Competition out of 35,000 contestants. With a degree in English and Russian literature, she then worked as a teacher, translator (from Russian, French, Spanish), editor and commissioning editor of children’s and adult books, specialising in cookery.

Her first books for children, The Tractors of Thomson Yard, were inspired by her son’s fascination with tractors. At a time when there were no books with tractors as heroes, she created four titles based on a Norfolk farm. Each tractor has its own song, and the stories explore the working life of tractors.

Her latest project, Dinosaur Douglas Books, features the very naughty Dinosaur Douglas in titles covering subjects that range from oral health to obesity, using rhyming texts and zany illustrations by artist and street painter Alex Godwin.

Barrio, 1 Porter St, Byron Bay www.barriobyronbay.com.au


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