Rebecca Johnson is an author, part-time primary school Science teacher and mother of two. She believes her writing career actually began right back in high school, inspired by the love of hearing, then repeating, a good joke. However, she didn’t make the connection between writing and joke-telling for another twenty years.
She went on to become a teacher and has now written over 60 books. Rebecca regularly visits schools in South-East Queensland, presenting writing workshops using Steve Parish photos, as she does in her own books, to inspire children of all ages to read and write. Her past experience as a wildlife carer has given her an extra insight into the behaviour of our native animals, giving her fiction stories a taste of realism.
Rebecca began writing for Steve Parish in 2000 when she came up with an idea for a series of books using his photos. The books have gone on to sell more than three million copies, capturing the imagination of children everywhere.