Anna Ciddor has written and illustrated over 50 books on topics as diverse as Vikings, travel, toilets and Australian history. She is best known for her highly popular Viking Magic trilogy Runestone, Wolfspell and Stormriders.
Believe it or not, my first career was as a senior school maths teacher, but I always had a creative side as well, (my maths was a bit creative too!). When I had kids, I took a break from teaching and decided to have a go at getting a book published. The rest is history…
I love research, so my books are always based on some amazing truth I have uncovered – usually about another time or place because I am obsessed with the past.
It’s been an unreal and exciting joy to have several of my books chosen by kids for children’s choice awards, and to win two Notable Book Awards from the Children’s Book Council. It’s a thrill every time I receive emails from readers telling me how much they love something I’ve written, or how my books have set them on the path to reading and enjoying books.