Kellie Byrnes

kellie-byrnes.jpgKellie is a children's author, presenter, and freelance writer with a BA degree in Literature. Her first picture book, Cloud Conductor, was released by Wombat Books in 2018, while picture books Evie is all Ears (Little Pink Dog Books) and One Remarkable Reef (State Library of Queensland) came out in late 2020. Kellie has three more picture books on the way in 2021. Yes! No. (Little Pink Dog Books) comes out in May, This is NOT a Book! (EK Books) releases in June, and How Do You Love? (Macmillan USA) releases in November.

Kellie was chosen as an Artist in Residence for four months at The Crows Nest on the Sunshine Coast in 2019, and received a mentorship with a U.S. author in 2018 as part of the annual Writing with the Stars U.S.-based mentorship program. Kellie has been a full-time freelance writer for over seven years, writing content for individuals and companies around the world, including MYOB, Optus, Fiji Airways, and St. George Bank. Kellie's career also includes time spent in publishing, e-commerce, bookshop, marketing and PR roles.