2023 Book of the Year shortlist!

The Spotty Sock Mystery nominated for Speech Pathology Australia’s 2023 Awards

2023 Lane Cove Literary Awards

‘A Yellow Rose’ longlisted for the Short Story Prize!

Wattle Series is a Winner!

Speech Pathology Australia’s 2022 Awards

Last seen on stage

as Oriel Lamb in Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of


Directed by Ryan Whitworth-Jones

August 2023

What's new?

I’ve been busy reading…

My new favourite quotes up now!

Come explore

For Children

Stories, poetry & readers

For Adults

Short stories, poetry & scripts

Collected Quotes

My favourite quotes


Portfolio & upcoming shows

Author & illustrator visits to school

Interested in an Author / Illustrator visit to your school, class or community group to introduce children to the wonderful world of poetry? Available in 2024!

Hear some of the poems in Peppermint and Popcorn Days brought to life and learn about the stories behind them, have fun with silly characters, and play with rhyme and rhythm. Finish with engaging drawing and writing prompts to inspire young minds to get creative with words. Visits can be tailored to your needs depending on the age of the children and size of the group.

Picture-book reading sessions with associated dramatisation and craft activities to stimulate oral language also available for preschools and playgroups.

Welcome to my world of storytelling

On stage and on the page, I love using language to capture human experience. When not playing dress-ups for grown-ups, or singing nonsense songs to my children, you can find me developing literacy lesson materials for primary schools.

This site collates my written musings, and I hope you will find it a place to wander and wonder over words with me.

Anna Myra Notley