Carol Ann Martin is represented by:
JNLA | Jane Novak Literary Agency |
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I'm so thrilled with my new picture book from Scholastic out early 2020. Tull Suwannakit's engaging illustrations  capture the heart and soul of the story and my thanks go to the fantastic editorial team at Scholastic.

OK,   This Is Me!

English by birth, I arrived in Australia in the 1960s (yes, I am a vintage model) and worked for various Sydney publishers as an editor and writer.

I now live with my jazz musician husband in Cygnet, a small, but vibrant, town in southern Tasmania, and freelance as a children's author, mainly for Scholastic and Penguin. I've written picture books, chapter books and YA and am always getting excited by new ideas, scribbling in my notebook (told you I'm vintage) not only at my desk, but in bed, in cafes and coffee shops, parks, pretty much wherever I happen to be. That's one of the things I love most about being a writer, the beginnings of a new story, character, or other light bulb flashes are likely to zap me at any time, anywhere! 

When I'm not writing, I'm reading, enjoying my children and grandchildren, off to a yoga class, reading stories to pre-schoolers at our local library, or meeting friends. I'm also something of a human rights activist and I care deeply about refugees, especially children. Once a month I have a bookstall at our local market to raise funds for kids in a Ugandan refugee camp.


Highly recommended for early childhood readers for its demonstration of cooperative courage in the face of diversity, and reassuring messages of calm common-sense and love from Madge. Contentedly chewing some delicious wet grass, she muses “it is good to be in a safe place, but sometimes we have to be a safe place”. What a great message for children, and how lovely it would be if only we could all find such safety and reassurance against life’s troubles, underneath a cow!

Chloe Mauger

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