It takes a team to create a Picture Book!


Jackie Hosking

Jackie Hosking

Jackie Hosking, Author

Jackie Hosking is a Nigerian born, Cornish Australian. She is a children’s poet and recently hatched children’s author. Her poems have been published all over the world with her preferred ingredients being rhyme and meter. In 2012 she was awarded a Maurice Saxby Mentorship where she was able to work on a number of picture book manuscripts, The Croc and the Platypus being one of them. Jackie produces the weekly Children’s Book Industry e-zine PASS IT ON as well as editing fellow writers of rhyme.


Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Illustrator

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall has worked in many areas of illustration, including picture book illustration. She was awarded the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book Killer Plants (Penguin) and My Little World (Omnibus) was shortlisted for the 2012 Wilderness Society Environment Award. Her newest book The Croc and the Platypus (Walker Books) was released in July 2014. She lives in Sydney and works as a freelance illustrator undertaking an eclectic range of projects, including illustrations for Children's trade, educational, general editorial books and magazines.