Anne Morgan is a full-time writer who lives on Bruny Island, Tasmania. Her twelve published children’s books include the Captain Clawbeak series (Penguin Random House, illustated by Wayne Harris), The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land & Other Ecotales, (IP Kidz, illustrated by Gay McKinnon), which won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Junior Fiction) and her latest, The Way of the Weedy Seadragon, a beautiful non-fiction picture book (CSIRO Publishing, illustrated by Lois Bury). She has one full-length collection of poetry (A Reckless Descent from Eternity, Ginninderra Press) and her poems have appeared in many anthology. She is also the poetry editor of cross arts and science anthology, Birdsong, a celebration of Bruny Island birds.
Anne trained as a biology, English, and Drama teacher, and has also worked as a a journalist, public sector administrator, and professional actor. Her qualifications include a PhD in Writing, which won a university postgraduate research medal, and a Master of Education Degree.
Anne actively supports other Tasmanian writers and illustrators through her work as joint Coordinator of the Tasmanian chapter of the worldwide Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, which is part of SCBWI’s East Australia and New Zealand Region. She is also the founding Admin for the Celebrate TAS Books and Writing.