David HuntAuthor, Satirist & Historian
Shannon Horsfall is an author and illustrator based in Australia but living in fairyland.
To quote Shannon, “My head is a mess of stories, pictures and the occasional cake recipe”.
She loves to draw, doodle, dream, design, imagine, write, dance, sing badly (according to her), scribble, splatter & cook.
Although she is not young, in her words, she is very much a child. (Or immature, depending on how you look at it.)
She is always creating and is keen as mustard to work on projects with schools, festivals, authors, teachers, illustrators, collaborators, publishers and other species.
Shannon is regularly booked for speaking engagements in schools, libraries and at festivals and is passionate about literacy and the arts.
Her first picture book, “Was Not Me”, is about a very good boy who is always taking the blame for his very naughty invisible twin brother.
Published by HarperCollins in July 2016, it was shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year.
Her next picture book, “Nomax”, about a dog who goes at life with his ears pinned back, was published June 2017.
Shannon’s awards include BAD and AGDA awards for both her graphic design work and illustrations.
David presented at TEDxSydney 2017 and is a soon-to-be television host. His debut children’s picture book, The Nose Pixies, was published in 2016 and his second kids’ book, My Real Friend, will be out in 2019.
David has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.