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Lee Fox

Author

Lee Fox writes hilarious stories in rollicking rhyme about the things children do not like doing. She cleverly disguises literacy concepts in her stories so that young readers don’t even know they are learning.

What other jobs have you had?

Apart from raising five children, I’ve been a production assistant for a commercial radio station, a cook in a childcare centre, and a store manager on a remote Aboriginal community. I worked part-time in a book shop for seven years and have studied part-time as a mature aged student. Currently I am employed as an advertising manager while I complete my latest writing project – a work of non-fiction.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Most of my characters are children who don’t like doing what’s good for their health and wellbeing. But I’ve also written on other topics, like hermit crabs that get in and out of trouble. My overall theme is win/win situations.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Living my dream of having my work published. Being shortlisted and longlisted for CBCA awards and a Speech Pathology Book of the Year award. Getting to meet and work with the children who love my stories.

Where have your works been published?

Visible Ink (an RMIT Professional Writing and Editing student anthology) I’ve also had stories published in The Age newspaper.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about literacy and motivating children, in a fun and engaging way, to want to read and write.

Testimonials

Lee Fox visited with our Junior School Prep and Year 1 students and had them engaged from the very beginning. Her delightful and easy manner helped them relate to her writing experience and they loved the involvement in the rhyming experience. The follow up activities were most helpful and students enjoyed them. It was great to experience the Japanese Kamishibai story which inspired many more interesting questions for them. Thanks Lee for a wonderful session which was enjoyed by all.

—P. Dukes, Beaconhills College - Pakenham, September 2017

There was positive feedback from every group that Lee Fox presented to. The children were engaged and loved the rhyming. The Kabuki theatre was most intriguing and it was the very first time students had seen that type of presentation.

A great experience!

—M. Cox, Meadows Primary School, August 2017

Lee Fox visited our Junior School and was an absolute hit!
Lee’s easy manner and genuine passion for literature endeared all our students. Lee worked with my Year 2 class and introduced them to ’10 Little Hermit Crabs’ which they loved. Each student had a template of this story which she guided the students through to enable them to use their own imagination and create their own story using resources which she prepared on powerpoint. The students were so excited with their own personal book creation.
I highly recommend Lee Fox as an ambassador for children’s books and look forward to her next visit to our school.

—M. Maher, St Clement of Rome Primary School, August 2017

The children (Foundation – Grade 2) absolutely loved Lee and were thoroughly engaged through the entire presentation. The teachers who attended the presentation also commented on how wonderful Lee connected with the students. A senior teacher even went as far to say that Lee was the best Book Week presenter that she had experienced in the entire 26 years that she has worked at the school.

—M. Lewis, Templestowe Valley Primary School, August 2017

Lee was fabulous. The children were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed Lee’s presentation. Her presentation suited all levels Prep – Yr 6. I would highly recommend Lee and your agency to other schools. Thank you.
Jennifer Demir

—J. Demir, Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School Diamond Creek 2016

The children loved Lee Fox. We all enjoyed the Kamishibai. Highly recommended. Lee was very professional and entertaining. Just what we needed for our official opening of the refurbishment of the Mulwala Library.

—L. Parr, Corowa Shire Libraries, February 2015

Thank you so much for visiting Overnewton this week. You helped make our Book Week a very special event for our students. Your presentation is always educational, engaging and creative. The students were thoroughly engrossed.

—M. Muse, Overnewton Anglican Community College, November 2013

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