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About Cathie

Once a publisher and editor, Cathie Tasker has edited and commissioned over 800 books and now works as a creative writing teacher and freelance project manager of picture books. She’s passionate about books, reading and online learning.

Cathie has worked with Australia’s leading trade and children’s book publishers — Magabala Books, HarperCollins Publishers, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. She judges literary awards for fun, and has worked with the CBCA, the Aurealis Awards, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Lane Cove Short Story Award and others.

Cathie is well respected in the industry and was invited to update the Australasian content of The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature in 2015.