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 waiting to be shared with the world. Georgie has also tried her hand at an adult murder mystery. One short story for adults was published in the Heat Anthology of short stories published by Dee White in 2014.
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 her books will sit on bookshelves other than her own.
In 2015 Georgie’s first picture book; Lulu was published with Dragon Tales Publishing ,which has now been re-released through Wombat Books.
Georgie's second book, Clover's BIG Ideas was released in Oct 2017, with her third book; In the Shadow of An Elephant to be released in early 2018, with both published through Little Pink Dog Books.
To find out more about Georgie and her achievements, please go to her website: georgiedonaghey.com.au