Yvonne Mes - Children's Author and Illustrator
Yvonne Mes is a children’s author/ illustrator and devourer of books. She writes and illustrates short stories, picture books and junior novels.
Her stories playfully expand perspectives and invite feelings.
Her first picture book, Meet Sidney Nolan (illustrated by Sandra Eterovic), was published by Random House Australia in October 2015 and her second picture book Oliver's Grumbles (illustrated by Giuseppe Pol), soon to be re-released by Yellow Brick Books was published soon after. Her stories are published in the School Magazine and as part of anthologies.
Yvonne coordinates Write Links, the Brisbane children's writers and illustrators group and is an active member of Book Links QLD (Inc.).
Yvonne is an engaging speaker at schools and writer's festivals and runs workshops on writing for young and old.
Yvonne has two decades experience working with children of all ages, abilities, many cultures and in various settings.
She has a Bachelor of Children's Services, qualification in Professional Children's Writing, Visual Arts and Crafts and Training and Assessment.
She is a member of SCBWI, Book Links, ASA and the QWC.
Yvonne grew up in Amsterdam but has made her home in Australia. Her three sons make sure she is never lost for inspiration.