Gina M Newton


About Gina

Hi and welcome. I love writing fun books for children about Australia’s unique biodiversity. I trained as a marine biologist, zoologist and science communicator. My goal as a children’s author is to help kids get excited about, understand, and care for Australian wildlife and the environment.

I create fiction and information books - Picture, Middle Grade and YA. I’m thrilled that Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks (2016) won three prestigious awards, including the CBCA Eve Pownall Information Book of the Year, in 2017. I was greatly inspired by Master Classes with the late, great Bryce Courtney, and with the wonderful Fiona McIntosh. Watch out for my new books out soon.



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Gina is a regular presenter at schools, libraries, conferences, PD days, and other events. She loves sharing her stories and her passion for Australia’s amazing wildlife and environment with young people. Gina’s presentations and workshops include: creative writing for children; wildlife conservation; climate change; and marine & river ecology. If you would like information about a school visit or event, please contact Gina.

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