Edwina Wyatt grew up in Sydney, Australia.
A trained lawyer and high school teacher, Edwina is currently enjoying a change of pace, pursuing her love of storytelling whilst looking after her two children on the south coast of New South Wales.
Her debut book In the Evening illustrated by Gaye Chapman was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable (Picture Book of the Year 2016) and included in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. Her follow up title Together Always illustrated by Lucia Masciullo was also a CBCA Notable (Early Childhood Book of the Year 2017) and has been translated into several languages, travelling to the USA, Taiwan, Korea and China. Her latest book PONK! is illustrated by Christopher Nielsen.
Edwina is looking forward to sharing a host of forthcoming picture books scheduled over the next few years, with Walker Books, Little Hare and Scholastic and is currently working on a middle-grade novel.
Edwina is passionate about helping people to unlock their creative potential and has a particular interest in exploring the power of picture books in creating new ways of thinking and feeling and their role in developing visual literacy. A dynamic presenter, Edwina provides innovative and engaging workshops that can be tailored for primary and secondary schools on any aspect of narrative craft. She is also available to present adult workshops for aspiring and emerging writers for younger readers.