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Dannika Patterson

Dannika Patterson is a children's author and workshop presenter with degrees in Psychology and Journalism. After a successful international career where she used her wordsmithing skills to help businesses tell their stories more effectively, Dannika found her true career passion writing stories and presenting workshops for children. 

Her first picture book, Jacaranda Magic, was published by Ford Street Publishing in 2018. She has since had 12 titles published across traditional trade, education, independent and not-for-profit markets. 

Particularly passionate about connecting children to nature, Dannika's writing and related workshops aim to uplift and spark wonder, helping to foster ecological and self-awareness in a gentle, joyful way. 

Dannika's range of custom-created workshops for schools, libraries and writers festivals have stories at the centre and are enhanced by highly interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Art and Math) elements, to help students make real-world and curriculum connections with themes and ideas in the text, bringing her books to life in meaningful ways.   

Dannika has two new titles due for release over the next 12 months, Heavy with Wombat Books and Hedgehog the Wonder Dog with Ford Street Publishing. 

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