Liane Morris is an aspiring author of children's fiction with a degree in English and Drama from Newcastle University. Liane recently spent 2 years studying Creative Writing and Writing for Children at the Creative Wordshop with Ed Wright and Jess Black.
In 2018 she became the Vice-President of the Newcastle branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia in order to utilise her arts marketing background for the good of the children’s book industry and to keep herself up to date with everything that goes on and meet wonderful like-minded people in the process.
Throughout her career Liane held senior marketing roles at Who Weekly Magazine, Sydney Symphony, ABC Classic FM, Riverside Theatres and Canberra Glassworks. When she is not writing fiction, she currently freelances as a writer for business, writing blogs, articles, press releases and website content for clients under the business name, Zen of Bossy. Yes. It’s a weird name. It means that if you run a small business and want someone to tell you what to do, then Liane is your woman and you will feel really zen!! But she is keen to leave all that behind her and focus fully on writing for children.
Liane attended the CYA Conference in 2017 and had good feedback from publishers and the conference competition. She attended KidLitVic in 2018, meeting loads of fabulous writers, illustrators and publishers and learning heaps. She is a member of the Hunter Writer’s Centre and the NSW Writer’s Centre and attends as many writer's workshops, conferences and festivals as she can.
A keen traveller, Liane has used her experiences in exotic locations as well as the quirks of her 2 young boys to inspire her stories, which include a junior chapter book time slip series, several picture books and ideas for a middle grade chapter book series. Personally, Liane is outgoing (she does have a drama degree!) and believes that we create our own reality.