Pop on your fairy wings and join Aleesah Darlison for stories about unicorns and magical worlds, with plenty of chances to join in and win some gorgeous prizes. Then it’s your turn to create a colourful unicorn to canter home with. Bring a pad and texta! MC: Margaret Hamilton.
Aleesah Darlison (Australian)
Aleesah Darlison writes picture books and novels for children and reviews books for The Sun Herald. Aleesah has always loved unicorns and as a child she collected unicorn figurines. Writing the Unicorn Riders series has been a dream of Aleesah’s for a long time. When Aleesah isn’t chasing her writing rainbow, she’s usually looking after her three very energetic children and her two dogs, Buck and Floyd.
Margaret Hamilton (Australian)
Margaret Hamilton has many years’ experience in children’s books — as a children’s librarian, bookseller, publisher and as a parent. In 1987 she left her position as director at Hodder & Stoughton Australia to begin Margaret Hamilton Books with her husband, Max. The company achieved considerable success and won many awards before becoming a division of Scholastic Australia in 1996. Margaret’s passion for picture books and the world of Australian illustrators has led her to open Pinerolo, the children’s book cottage in Blackheath.