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Samantha Turnbull
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Samantha Turnbull is a children's author, slam poet, and broadcast journalist.


She wrote the five-book children's series The Anti-Princess Club (Allen & Unwin, 2015), and the children’s animated TV and chart-topping podcast series Fierce Girls (ABC, 2018).


She is a five-time NSW finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and particularly enjoys sharing her passion for this growing art form.


Sam loves school visits so much, she was recently inspired to start her Masters in Teaching (Primary) at the University of New England.


Her 'day job' is as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


  • 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  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.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.