Sharing my love of books and passion for writing with groups of children is always a great delight for me. There are few things I enjoy more!

I started my working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, and have been a speaker, storyteller and workshop leader, presenting at schools, libraries, state and national conferences and festivals for more than fifteen years. I also teach writing for The Australian Writers’ Centre.

I do my utmost to make sure my presentations are engaging, dramatic and humorous, and involve much audience participation. And, as I write books across a variety of genres and for a variety of age groups – toddlers to teens – I am comfortable working with all ages: toddlers to adults and everything in between.



For school visits, workshops, festivals and presentations please contact

The Children’s Bookshop Speakers Agency:

Phone: 0407 414 261 (Paul) or 02 9481 8811 (ask for Beth)

Web: The Children’s Bookshop Speakers Agency



“We all felt very excited about having you and you exceeded our expectations!

All the staff spoke highly of your visit also. The Library team were impressed with the vibe, the way you engaged all the students and had them in your hand! We loved the variety of your presentations, from the engaging storytelling, to the dress ups, to having students share ideas and be part of the presentation. The students have all recounted fondly stories from the sessions and especially loved hearing your new book! Thank you for the planning, organisation and enthusiasm, which were so evident.

I have already begun recommending you to my Teacher Librarian friends!

It was lovely to meet you and thank you again for being so vibrant – oh and for making the book signing lovely and personal for each student.”

Nel Brooker
Teacher Librarian
Penrith Anglican College


“Sue Whiting was excellent today. She pitched her presentation perfectly in terms of the year group and our requirements. We’re looking forward to her return visit in March. Thank you for such a good recommendation.”

Denise Roberts
Teacher Librarian
Loreto Kirribilli