Two hot-of-the-press workshops built around each of my two new picture book titles - Hedgehog the Wonder Dog and HEAVY are now open for bookings for schools or other organisations looking for creative incursions or Author Visits in Terms 2 and 3, 2023.
Easter 2023 School Holiday Events Featuring HEAVY
I'll be hippity-hopping into these fine Brisbane book shops in the second week of the Easter School Holidays to share my newest picture book, HEAVY. You are warmly invited to come along, take a load off and share the joy.
Debut reading of HEAVY at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle WA.
I'm coming your way, WA! I'm delighted to announce that HEAVY will be making her Story Time debut at the wonderful Paper Bird Children's Books and Arts in Fremantle at 9.30am on Sunday April 2nd. This new picture book, to be released in March 2023, is all about strong women and girls and is set... Continue Reading →
Are you a school teacher looking for an awesomely creative AND educational incursion for Prep – Grade 6?
'Magic & Scribbles' is a 1 hour, highly interactive workshop created by Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward to suit larger groups & full cohorts. We've created a highlight reel of some of the best bits of our other popular workshops and rolled them all into one deliciously creative and inspirational hour.
Hedgehog the Wonder Dog – Out Feb 1st 2023
Anyone can see that Hedgehog the Wonder Dog is no ordinary dog. Tell her to sit, and she’ll shake a paw; tell her to fetch and she rolls over. But it’s only kids like Sam who can sense her true superpowers. A story about the healing powers of wonder dogs and super brave kids.
New ‘People & Place’ Workshop – Beach Kindy!
Come with us to a place where anything is possible. Where swashbuckling sea captains and puddle jumping champions play together. Where spells are cast in the sand. Join author Dannika Patterson on an incursion adventure to the amazing place that is...Beach Kindy!
A creative workshop celebrating story, imaginative play and thinking...outside the box!
In It Together
Publisher. Editor. Author. Illustrator. Agent.
Our jobs are very different. Our primary goal is the same.
Although we are all coming at our roles with a unique collection of priorities, pressures, passions, opportunities, skill sets and whatever other wildcard life is throwing at us at the time, we are all doing the very best we can for what boils down to the very same reason...to make a story we LOVE into a book that will be read.
'The first duty of a book is to be fascinating. Our society can’t afford kids who expect or accept boredom. We need young people with the vision, knowledge confidence & joy in the natural world to learn & work & innovate to save our planet. A book can help kids love the world.' Jackie French
Grace in Growth
The experience of becoming a published author has been many things so far: joyful, exhilarating, scary, exposing, uplifting, humbling, inspiring, rewarding, confronting, frustrating, mystifying, unsettling, affirming.