Camp Presenters

We have a wonderful group of presenters who will excite and inspire young writers to achieve amazing results.

Emma Middleton (Australia)   
Emma Middleton is a picture book author, illustrator, children’s performer and former ballerina who lives near Noosa, Queensland. After a career in performing arts, during which time she danced for the Vienna Ballet, she returned to Australia to direct and teach at The Brighton Dance Academy. Emma r...More Info
Lucia Masciullo (Australia)   
Lucia is an award-winning children’s book illustrator born and bred in Livorno, Italy. She moved to Australia in 2007. Lucia has collaborated with several top Australian and English Publishers and illustrated thirty books, including the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award shortlisted ‘Come Do...More Info
Serena Geddes (Australia)   
Growing up in Melbourne, Serena was often found with her head in a book, climbing trees or watching cartoons. She indulged her growing mind with colours and characters in the books she read and drawings she created. Little did she know her favourite cartoons would one day have her working for Walt D...More Info
Deborah Hinde (New Zealand)   
Deborah Hinde lives and works from her home in rural Waikato, New Zealand. After many years woking as a graphic designer, opportunity and a chance comment from a work colleague changed Deborah’s career direction to working full time as an illustrator. Deborah is the illustrator of more than 70 b...More Info
Fifi Colston (New Zealand)   
Fifi is an award winning junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator, non-fiction author and a long-standing presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s ‘What Now’ and then ‘The Good Morning Show’. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 23 years with 26 entr...More Info
Nina Rycroft (New Zealand)   
Nina Rycroft has been illustrating picture books since her first picture book was awarded the CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Notable Book in 2000. Since then, she’s had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, including award-winning picture book and stage production ‘Boom B...More Info