Samantha Wheeler

Samantha Wheeler worked with farmers and taught science, before writing her first children’s book in 2011. Her books, which include Smooch & Rose, Wombat Warriors, Mister Cassowary, and Turtle Trackers have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings Book Prize, The Wilderness Society Environmental Award and the Royal Zoological Society, Whitley Commendation. Her most recent, Everything I’ve Never Said, a CBCA notable this year, was inspired by her daughter, who has Rett Syndrome and cannot talk.