Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Mark Greenwood


Region: Australia West
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Mark Greenwood’s award winning books examining history, myths and legends have been published and honored internationally.
Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature and the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards.
Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frané Lessac, to produce books that promote an understanding of multicultural issues, such as Drummer Boy of John John, Magic Boomerang, Outback Adventure, and Our Big Island. Their recent books include The Mayflower and Midnight - the story of a light horse.
Mark’s latest picture book is Boomerang and Bat, illustrated by Terry Denton. In 2017 he will celebrate the release four chapter books in his new series of history mysteries.

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Presentations, Programs and Workshops

Mark enjoys sharing the creative process with students of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them to develop their curiosity about books, writing and rhythm. In presentations and workshops Mark discusses the origins and inspirations for his books, from simple rhyming text through to the extensive research involved in creating historical fiction, from the development of a storyline, through the stages involved in preparing for publication.