Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Armidale, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others. Sami's first book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children. Her second book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals was been shortlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards.