Angela Sunde spent her childhood on the outskirts of Auckland, NZ, in the family orchard, working, playing and dreaming. Today she writes and illustrates for children, and her hope is to inspire the dreams of children everywhere.
In 2009 she was awarded 3rd place in the CYA 'Illustrated Picture Book’ category and two of her stories were short-listed for the Charlotte Duncan Award. In 2010 she was awarded a RADF grant to undertake a picture book mentorship and work on a junior fantasy novel.
Formerly a teacher, specialising in English language support and German, Angela’s love of German fairytales led her to wonder - what if a fairytale happened to a real girl? The result was Pond Magic, which will be published in 2010 as an Aussie Chomp by Penguin Australia.
Angela lives in the Gold Coast hinterland with her husband, two teenagers, a manx cat, two cockatiels and three bush rats in the compost heap.