Please note that from 2022 onwards, I am taking very limited school bookings. Luckily, there are approximately 1 gazillion brilliant children’s writers and illustrators in Western Australia, a veritable embarrassment of riches. Do feel free to get in touch and if I am unable to accommodate your request I am more than happy to recommend someone. Thank you for your understanding.


There aren’t many things I enjoy more than writing, but talking about writing comes close!

I am an experienced presenter with years of teaching experience, and enjoy working with students of all ages. I am as comfortable working with small, focused groups as IA06I3560 am with crowded auditoriums. Whether it’s an informal author talk or a structured writing workshop, my presentations are always both entertaining and educational.

I am happy to combine elements of different talks, and to tailor material to suit your individual requirements. Please be sure to discuss your needs with me in the planning stages of your program and before putting together any prMeg McKinlay Visit 007_1omotional material for my sessions.

My work includes picture books (for ages 3+), chapter books, and middle-grade fiction (aimed variously at ages from 8-14), as well as poetry for adults, and I am happy to work with groups across the K-9 range. I am also available to conduct writing workshops (both poetry and prose) for older groups, including adults.

In general, I charge Australian Society of Authors standard presentation and speaking rates. Some variations do apply, however; please contact me for specifics.

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For more information, or specific booking enquiries please contact me directly.

Although I’m located in Western Australia, I’m available for interstate festivals or extended residencies where funding arrangements can be made and if requests are made with sufficient lead time.