Liz Ledden is a Sydney-based children’s book author and podcaster.
Liz’s latest picture book WALKING YOUR HUMAN is about dogs and their owners’ very different ideas about what makes for a good walk. Her picture book TULIP AND BRUTUS is about friendship, differences, teamwork and bugs!
Liz also co-hosts kids’ book podcast One More Page with friends, authors and book lovers Kate Simpson and Nat Amoore, where she interviews kids’ book industry professionals, reviews the latest books and lapses into the occasional laughing fit.
Liz has lived in Vietnam, Cambodia and Canada, and has a rescue dog named Frankie who acts like a cat. She can typically be found seeking out new cafes or maxing out her library card.
Liz is represented by Sarah McKenzie Literary Management.
One More Page is a kids’ book podcast featuring interviews, book reviews and a kids-led segment. It’s available via iTunes and all the usual podcast apps, and was a finalist in the Best Newcomer category of the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards. Guests have included authors Deborah Abela, Jacqueline Harvey, Paul Jennings, Cate Whittle, Tim Harris, Zanni Louise and many more, plus illustrators, publishers, library staff and book sellers.
Liz holds an MA in Writing and Literature via Deakin University, majoring in Children’s Literature, plus a BA in Media Communications. She’s taken writing workshops via Writing NSW and the Australian Writers’ Centre, and is currently honing her creativity in the Scribbles course run by author Jen Storer. Liz has won awards for her writing through organisations such as CYA, Scribbles and Writers’ Unleashed. Details can be found here.
Before delving into the world of kids’ books, Liz held a range of corporate and writing roles, from Deputy Editor and writer for AsiaLIFE Cambodia magazine, to researcher for LUXE City Guides and travel columnist for Tiger Airways’ in-flight magazine. She’s written freelance articles for a range of print and online publications including Travel Wire Asia, AsiaLIFE Vietnam and Child magazine, and her travel tips were featured in MamaMia and Cleo Magazine. Liz has also written and edited marketing copy for companies including Insider Journeys, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and content agency Web Salad. She often dreams of technicolour Asian markets and is always plotting future trips.
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