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Speaker Profile - Renae Hayward


Region: Australia West
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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Renae Hayward was born during a cyclone in 1983 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but spent her formative years by the beaches of Perth’s northern suburbs. Her first novel, Barking Mad, was published by Walker Books Australia and released in September 2013. When not writing, Renae works as a Senior Health Promotion Officer and enjoys practicing yoga and meditation. She lives with her partner, James, and an unbelievably cute Labrador named Frankie.

Presentation Description:
For 8-11 year olds - 45-60 minute presentations focusing on my book "Barking Mad" (Walker Books Australia) and exploring comedy, fantasy and writing from the real life experience of dog ownership.

For 12 years and older - 45-60 minute presentations about my upcoming YA fantasy novel, exploring strong female characters and the inspirational women, both real and imaginary, who have shaped my story.