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Meredith Costain
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Meredith Costain is a versatile writer for children whose work ranges from picture books through to novels, poetry, series fiction and narrative non-fiction. Her books include Doodledum Dancing, Musical Harriet – which was adapted for TV by the ABC, Grandmas are Lovely, and tween series A Year in Girl Hell. Meredith’s latest books include the quirky Ella Diaries and its sister series, Olivia’s Secret Scribbles. She has worked as an editor for children’s magazines and literacy programs, and enjoys presenting writing workshops to children and adults around Australia and overseas.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.