ABOUT DIMITY POWELL

  • Award winning children’s author, Dimity Powell loves to fill every spare moment with words. She writes and reviews exclusively for children and is the Managing Editor for Kids’ Book Review.

    Her word webs appear in anthologies, school magazines, junior novels, as creative digital content, and in picture books. Her junior novel, PS Who Stole Santa’s Mail? debuted in 2012. Picture books include,The Fix-It Man (2017), At the End of Holyrood Lane (2018), Crystal Kite Australia New Zealand Award Winner 2019, Pippa (2019) with Oswald (2021) to follow. Her digital narrative, The Chapel of Unlove commissioned for the interactive Story City App, was Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2016.

    Dimity is a seasoned presenter both in Australia and overseas, is a Books in Homes Role Model Volunteer in Australia and an accredited Write Like An Author Facilitator. If books were ice cream, picture books would be her favourite flavour.

    Dimity is an active member for SCBWI Australia East NZ and is often seen heading a team of enthusiastic Roving Reporters at their regional Conferences.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Why I write

    I write because I love to read. The desire and comfort of curling up with a good book is sometimes more intense than the need to create one of my own however much I enjoy the challenge, discipline and art behind the craft. I write for children because it’s fun, reflective and because children are often so much smarter than adults. Words and stories shaped my world as a child. If I can influence, astound, entertain and make a lasting impression on even just one child, then my worth as an author and reason to continue writing has been met.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    An Eggspensive Venture

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    Blast Off The School Magazine

    2009

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    Marcie's Green-eyed Monster

    (Article)


    The Looking Glass Magazine, Vol Two Ireland

    2012

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    Perfect Prue

    (Article)


    KOOKIE Magazine, Issue 6 March 2019

    2019