Georgie Donaghey discovered her love for creative writing at the age of seven. Apart from the colourful tales, she would entertain her classmates and peers with, Georgie entered and won her first competition. Although her hand-written award from the Sun Herald Junior Writing Competition is now faded and the poem she submitted is a distant memory, her passion for writing has developed into an obsession.
She has written several picture books and a few children’s novels waiting to be shared with the world.
Georgie has also tried her hand at an adult murder mystery. As President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Sutherland branch, Georgie helped educate her local community and renew their love for the adventure of the written word. Shortly before the birth of her third child, Georgie stepped down from the CBCA.
From her supposed ‘quiet’ time, Georgie’s dedication to helping other emerging authors was never far from her mind. Unable to find the one place on the internet where emerging children’s authors could find tips, information and at the same time display their work, her imagination went into overdrive. In November 2011 Creative Kids Tales was launched - a website designed by emerging children’s authors for emerging children’s authors.
She even took her love of writing to the airwaves with The Author’s Shelf via community radio. Georgie is just like any other emerging author – full of passion and hopeful that her books will sit on bookshelves other than her own.
In 2015 Georgie’s first picture book, Lulu, was published. Her second, Clover’s BIG Ideas will be published with Little Pink Dog Books in 2017 and Lulu will enjoy a new life being released through Wombat Books.