Do you love children’s stories?

Hello! My name is Vanessa and I love writing stories for children.
I have a soon to be published book (late 2020) – watch this space and many more wonderful ideas up my sleeve that will hopefully one day be available for many more children (and their adults) to read.
I am a Primary School teacher, specialising in Gifted Education and literacy.
I am also an avid nature lover and a chicken wrangler.
Please check out my blog, book reviews and notes for many wonderful books that have been written by many writing friends.

Need support with Gifted education? I can work with teachers, schools and parents on any areas in the field of Gifted Ed.
Contact me –
Website soon to be live – watch this space!

I was impressed with Vanessa’s professionalism in preparing the teacher notes for my picture book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. Her depth of knowledge on the multitude of topics covered was just incredible! She has compiled a 15-page document that will allow Educators and students an opportunity to explore conversations and discover different layers within the book.

Georgie Donaghey

I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of Vanessa’s teacher notes for My Daddy is Different available from website. From the start, Vanessa was quick to respond to emails, efficient and professional and was willing to make changes when asked. She developed a comprehensive 15 page resource, as well as extra activity pages that extended the important themes of the story. The activities were linked to the Australian Curriculum and cater for Kindy through to Year Four.I wholeheartedly recommend Vanessa because her knowledge and expertise means that I now have a valuable teaching resource to provide alongside my book.

Vanessa’s expertise and attention to detail when compiling Teachers’ Notes is incredible. Her work putting together notes for my poetry collection, SeaSpray17: Ocean Photography & Haiku Poetry was comprehensive, insightful and practical. 

Vanessa’s Teachers’ Notes are written in a way that makes them equally accessible for classroom use, learning from home, library programming and use by the general public. 

I highly recommend Vanessa’s professionalism and quality of work, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again! 

Dannika Patterson