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 a distant memory her passion for writing developed into an obsession.
She has written several picture books and a few children’s novels, Georgie has even tried her hand at an adult murder mystery. They all sit patiently on her bookshelf waiting to be shared with the world.
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 help 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 useful 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.
Georgie is just like any other emerging author – full of passion and hopeful that one day she will see her books on a shelf other than her own.