Catherine Carvell


Children's Author




Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs, A 14, 000 word chapter book for 8 to 12 year olds published by Fremantle Press 1st March 2014. 

Overseas rights sold to Aylak Adam Publishing In Turkey and Starbright Books in the US. Turkish version of Darcy Moon released 2015. US release scheduled for 2016.

My Pet Tortoise is Extinct, A 1200 word non-fiction article published in The Orbit Magazine, NSW Department of Education and Training, Feb 2014 

The Alkimos, A short story for children aged 12+ included in the anthology Ghost Stories Down Under, published by Billabong Press, 2009 





2012, Dazzling Divas, a three page feature article, The ANZA Magazine, Singapore


2012, Putting Dreams to Paper, a one page feature article, The ANZA Magazine, Singapore


2012, The First Twelve Months, a full page 'parting shot,' Expat Living Magazine, Singapore


2011, Various Book Reviews, The ANZA Magazine, Singapore


1995, Tirrp Tirrp, a newsletter sponsored by WA State Parliament and distributed to the Aboriginal electorate of WA


1995, Weekly fillers, reviews and feature articles, Eastern Suburbs Reporter, Community Newspaper Group


1995, Various Articles, Murdoch University Uni Student' Newspaper




1995, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Murdoch University

Journalism and Society, News and Reporting and Editing, Media Law and Ethics, Commentary and Review Journalism


1989 to 1993, Bachelor of Science, Universtity of Western Australia

Geography, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Soil Science, Geology


1984 to 1988, Perth Modern Senior High School

English, English Literature, Botany, Geography, History, Mathematics



Children's Fiction

Children's Non fiction

Journalistic articles


Copy/Line Editing

Structural Editing




School talks

Library talks

Writing workshops

Award presentations

Tailored to your needs

Children's Author


2013, Writing Your Novel from Beginning to End and Beyond, a three day workshop run by Curtis Brown Creative and tutored by Anna David and Jake Arnott


2013, Spotlight on Character, Writing4Success E-Course 


2012, Spotlight on Plotting, Writing4Success E-Course 


2012, Editors Boot Camp, Three Days with Cheryl Kein and Francesca Main


2011 to 2012, Diploma in Non Fiction Writing and Publishing, Cengage

Developing ideas, Writing Articles, Writing for the Internet, Research and Interviews, Editing and Polishing Your Work


2011, Editing Children's Books, A Masterclass with Alvina Ling and Sarah Odedina


2008 to 2010, Diploma in Professional Writing for Children, Cengage

Picture Books, Story Books, How to Create Interesting Characters, Dialogue and Setting, Genre Fiction,Writing for the Education Market


2008 to 2009, Various Short Courses, Peter Cowan Writer's Centre

Prose Workshops, Poetry Workshops, Writing Short Stories, Writing for Life


2015 to present: Regional Advisor to Singapore Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

2012 to present; Member of the Australian Society of Authors

2008 to present; Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

2010 to present; Member of ANZA Writer's Group Singapore

2007 to 2009; Member of Peter Cowan Writer's Centre



Singapore Festival of Children's Content, 2011 2012 2013 2015

Singapore Writer's Festival, 2012, 2013

Perth Writer's Festival, 2009, 2010



West Australian SCBWI Rottnest Retreat, 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015

Peter Cowan Writer's Centre Retreat, 2008



I am an avid reader and a huge fan of Morris Glietzman, David Almond, Maurice Sendak, Roald Dahl, Suzanne Collins, Mo Willems, Wendy Orr, Lisa Yee, Malorie Blackman, Meg McKinlay, Sally Rippin, Sally Murphy, Jacqueline Wilson, Marcus Zusac and I shouldn’t have started this list because it could go on forever …

As you can see, children's literature is my passion, but I am also a member of a grown up book club, so I do read adult books too. I love all good fiction, and wish I could read more.

When I am not reading or writing. I enjoy my family, tennis, pilates and photography.