Yvonne Mes - Children's Author and Illustrator
Yvonne Mes is a children’s author/ illustrator and devourer of books. She writes and illustrates picture books, short stories and junior novels.
Her stories expand perspectives.
Her picture book, Meet Sidney Nolan (illustrated by Sandra Eterovic), was published by Random House Australia in October 2015 and her picture book Oliver's Grumbles (illustrated by Giuseppe Poli), has been re-released in 2017 by Yellow Brick Books. Her stories are published in The School Magazine, as part of anthologies, on Kindergo and had her story 'A Starry Christmas' animated on Brisbane City Hall for two weeks.
Yvonne is president of Book Links QLD (Inc.) and coordinates Write Links, the Brisbane children's writers and illustrators group.
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 Book Links, SCBWI, IBBY, CBCA Qld, 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.