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Louise Park

Author, Education Consultant

Louise writes books for children under her own name as well as several secret identities including H. I. Larry, Mac Park and Poppy Rose. She loves writing books with action and grand adventures and is the author of the best-selling series Zac Power Test Drive, Bella Dancerella and Star Girl—soon to be a television series. She is also the co-author of Boy vs Beast.

Louise loves nothing better than taking students on huge adventures and helping them to craft action-packed stories of their own. Learn more about her at her website.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Children and literacy. Helping students achieve reading success, publishing and writing.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Seeing kids crack the reading code. Writing the books that children can read and have success with. Finding out via website, email and in-person feedback how much enjoyment and sense of achievement kids are getting from the books I create for them. Publishing award winning education resources for children.

Where have your works been published?

Australia, New Zealand and several overseas territories.

What are you passionate about?

Literacy success for children and fostering a life-long love of reading.

Testimonials

The students loved it!! They were very excited to be visited by an author who writes books they actually own and enjoy.

—M. Pendlebury, Norwest Christian College, June 2017

Louise was a wonderful hit with the kids. Open and engaging, her sessions were a great success. She was very giving of herself, her adventures as a writer and publisher, and the stories she has shaped with such creative imagination. Children from Kindergarten through to Year 6 were delighted to bring her stories to life through sound effects, dress ups, and re-enactments. A passionate advocate for children’s literacy, Louise was the perfect ambassador for our Book Week celebrations.

—K. Lowe, Western Riverina Libraries Griffith, August 2015

Louise was a wonderful visitor. The kids were engaged as she talked about her writing, she read one of her books, and they brainstormed a new story that they could then use in class to write their own. She gave great insight into her life as a writer, and as the kids were all familiar with her books, made it much more real to them.

—R. Brockmann, Bexley Public School, May 2013

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