Joanne Horniman has been writing for twenty-five years and is an experienced writing teacher to both adults and children.
Most of my books are centred round the place where I live, near Lismore in Northern NSW, with themes of growing up, self-discovery and alternate lifestyles. I seek to find the extraordinary in everyday life.
Sustainable living: I live in a solar-powered house, have a composting toilet, grow many of my own vegetables, bake my own bread, and for twenty years have been regenerating rainforest on our property outside Lismore.
You might have seen me wandering along a beach in northern New South Wales, kayaking down a creek, as a judge for the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, or at the occasional writers’ festival.
I spend a lot of time with animals and have written books about our chooks, (Billygoat Goes Wild and Sunflower!). I have a half-blind three-legged cat named Tom and another called Tiger Bob.