Dannika Patterson


Dannika Patterson is a Brisbane-based author of more than 12 books for children. She is also a workshop presenter, Mum, copywriter and small business owner with degrees in Psychology and Journalism. 
After a successful international career where she used her wordsmithing skills to help businesses tell their stories more effectively, Dannika discovered her heart's delight in writing stories and creating workshops for children. 
Dannika's writing & workshops aim to uplift, empower and spark wonder for children. She hopes her picture books, like Heavy, are enjoyed by readers as fun stories to share in themselves but may also serve as conversation starters for introducing bigger themes, helping to foster social and self-awareness and drive positive change in a gentle, joyful way. 
Dannika's range of custom-created workshops for schools, libraries and writers festivals have stories at the centre and are enhanced by highly interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Art and Math) elements, to help students make real-world and curriculum connections with themes and ideas in the text, bringing her books to life in meaningful ways.
Things she can't get enough of include coffee, dogs, seashells and conversations with kids (they say the most inspiring, important and true things!).   
Dannika's books with Wombat | Rhiza include: