Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author, picture book manuscript assessor, former primary school teacher, and wife and mother living in Newcastle, NSW. She’s highly involved in CBCA, SCBWI, Littlescribe, community events, literary conferences and festivals, and loves visiting schools. She’s written many children's picture books and educational readers including her new title Mila and Ivy. Other much loved books include Isla’s Family Tree, Chasing Rainbows, No Baths Week and Up To Something. Katrina’s left-handed, loves tea, scary movies and rollercoasters, and is addicted to mint chocolate. When she was little, a hot air balloon accidentally landed in her backyard.