Sue Lawson with other authors
Writing a book can be a lonely process, but it’s definitely not a solo experience. While writing requires the author to work alone, the editing, proofing and publishing process is a very collaborative one, and an experience Sue loves.
Sue has extended this love of working with others to create books to her writing.
She collaborates with Boonwurrung Elder Aunty Fay Muir to create books about First Nations People, culture and lives including picture books, Respect and Family.
Sue has also teamed up with fellow writer, publisher and friend, Karen Tayleur to create non-fiction books for primary school-aged children. Show Me The Money was their first book together.
Sue thoroughly enjoys the collaborative process and is working other projects for Wild Dog Books.
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Sue Lawson collaborates with authors on a range of projects
Sue Lawson’s writing collaborators
Aunty Fay Muir
Aunty Fay Muir is a Senior Boon Wurrung and Wemba Wemba Elder, community leader and Koori Court Elder. A former nurse and educator, Fay is now a language specialist and a prison educator in First Nation languages.
As well as these important roles, Aunty Fay is also a mentor, author and educator. She works with students and teachers, providing cultural guidance and curriculum advice. She is passionate about sharing her culture.
Aunty Fay also writes books with Sue Lawson. Their first book, Nganga, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases, inspired the Our Place series, published by Magabala Books. Aunty Fay and Sue are working on more picture books for the series and non fiction projects.
New author Sue Hindle has spent 25 years researching and practicing wellness, energy and sound healing. She runs workshops for all ages, including school visits to support and nurture staff and students.
Sue is also a talented singer and music teacher. She works in schools and kindergartens fostering enjoyment and love of singing and music. She also holds private lessions. Her uplifting CD, “I Can’t Stand Still’ has been embraced by both children and adults alike.
Karen Tayleur was born in the western suburbs of Melbourne, but moved to the eastern suburbs in her tweens. Reading was something she learned to do before she started school and it has helped shape the person she is today.
Karen has had a variety of jobs including present wrapper, bank teller and ward assistant in a nursing home. She was a publisher at the age of 20 for the short story magazine Brave New Word and thinks nothing can replace the rush of writing, except maybe reading a really good story.
Karen has over 40 books published for children and young adults published in Australia and overseas. Her young adult books include Six, an unputdownable coming of age story and Hostage, a fresh, fast-paced read.