Tania McCartney is an award-winning author of books for both children and adults. An experienced speaker, reviewer, magazine writer and editor (both book and magazine), she has been writing professionally (print and online) for almost 30 years, and in 2009, founded Kids’ Book Review, the #1 children’s literature site on the web.
Tania has many years’ experience in book design and publishing, and has quite the picture book obsession--so much so, she wrote her own. She has another obsession--illustration--and her first self-illustrated book--Australia Illustrated--was released in November 2016 (a direct result of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge). Her latest books include A Canadian Year, A Kiwi Year and the forthcoming Merry Everything! with Challenge member Jess Racklyeft.
A National Library of Australia house author and an ambassador for the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge (2016), Tania is passionate about juvenile literacy. Her books have been published in New Zealand, China, the UK, Canada and the US, and she has received several awards include two CBCA Notable Books, the CBCA Laurie Copping Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Australia/NZ Region for Smile Cry.
Tania has lived in France, England and China, and currently lives in Canberra Australia with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books.
Read more about Tania's inspiration for the 52-Week Illustration Challenge here. And for more about Tania, click her image, below.