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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 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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