Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Sydney—Christmas Party

Date(s) - 09/Dec/2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Woollahra Library, Sydney
451 New South Head Rd - Double Bay, NSW 2028

Meet the fabulous creators of One More Page, a podcast for lovers of kids’ books with kids’ authors and illustrators, book bloggers, book sellers and publishing professionals, giving the inside scoop on new books coming out. How did it begin? What goes into it? How can you be part of it?

Followed by pitches from creators of new books and and a celebration of Debra Tidball’s Crystal Kite award for The Scared Book.

If that’s not enough, we can continue the Christmas Cheer at The Sheaf lounge and beer garden (nearly next door to the Woollahra Library, Double Bay).

The Sheaf
429 New South Head Rd,
Double Bay NSW 2028



Welcome and update on SCBWI Events with Susanne Gervay

One More Podcast

Afternoon Tea and Networking

3-minute pitches from SCBWI authors/illustrators

Debra Tidball receives the Crystal Kite Award

Book sales and Christmas cheer

3.30pm to as late as you like
It’s off to The Sheaf—breezy lounge and beer garden—for Christmas sharing and networking.


Authors presenting 3-minute presentations include:

Sue Whiting

Georgie Donaghey

Charlotte Calder

Elizabeth Cummings

Anne Donnelly



Tickets For the Event

CLICK HERE for Tickets at Trybooking 
SCBWI Members $25 • Non-members $35






One More Page is a fortnightly Australian podcast all about kids’ books. It is hosted by Sydney-based writers and avid children’s book readers, Kate Simpson, Liz Ledden and Nat Amoore.

The podcast is aimed at all ages and is essentially a bookish fan club for anyone with an interest in kids’ books, from families to teachers, librarians and writers.

The podcast has a focus on picture books through to middle grade. It casts a spotlight on Australian kids’ books and authors, with interviews, book reviews, competitions and more. It also features a kid-centric segment called Kids Capers with kids in the lead, talking about books they love, acting out their favourite books and even interviewing authors themselves.

One More Page is widely accessible through iTunes, podcast apps, and directly via

You can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @onemorepageau



Nat Amoore 

Nat is a writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read, write and explore their imagination without boundaries.

She has just signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House with her first middle grade novel coming out in June 2019, and is a proud Role Model for Books in Homes.

Nat has completed multiple courses at the AWC, is a member of the Writing NSW & SCBWI and was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018. At the 2018 CYA Conference, Nat placed 1st & 2nd for her picture books and 2nd for her junior fiction.

In February 2018, Nat (along with fellow hosts Kate & Liz) launched kidlit podcast One More Page which in its first year has already had over 11,000 downloads and was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
FB: @NatAmooreWriter
Insta: @nat_amoore
Twitter: @nat_amoore


Liz Ledden

Liz Ledden is a Sydney-based writer with a passion for children’s books. She is currently working on several junior fiction manuscripts and picture books, and co-hosts kids’ book podcast One More Page with friends, writers and book lovers, Kate and Nat.

Liz has a background in professional writing, from marketing materials through to magazine articles. In 2015, she completed an MA in Writing and Literature via Deakin University, majoring in Children’s Literature. She holds a BA in Media Communications, has taken several writing workshops via Writing NSW and the Australian Writers’ Centre, and has won awards for her manuscripts through organisations such as CYA, Writers’ Unleashed and Greenleaf Press.

Liz can be found anywhere involving books, coffee and good food, or online at and Twitter/Instagram: @liz_ledden


Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson grew up on a diet of Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and anything written by Enid Blyton, but it didn’t occur to her to try her own hand at writing children’s books until she was in her thirties. Now she’s hooked, and with two small children of her own, she finds she’s never short of inspiration. Kate’s first picture book, Finding Granny, was released in July 2018. 

 As well as being a picture book author and incurable bookworm, Kate is also a co-host of the children’s book podcast One More Page, where she happily spends an hour a fortnight interviewing fellow book-folk and talking all things children’s books.