About Vanessa

About Me, Vanessa Ryan-Rendall

Soon to be author of my first picture book (CSIRO, 2020, Title: TBC) I am also a  a primary school teacher (BED/BA International Studies (Japanese) with a Masters in Gifted Education.

I currently am a librarian at a school in Sydney, educate and work with teachers who are learning about gifted education and also teach gifted children.

I live in Sydney with my husband and two energetic and creative children.

I am a budding gardener, chicken wrangler and stingless bee keeper.

I love educating children and adults in any area I can find expertise in and have found that books provide a great springboard to start really important conversations.

I love getting outside and am passionate about trying to make the world a better place, even if it is just in my own household for now. I think we all think life is too hard, convenience is too easy and the world will be ok if we keep treating it and the people who are different the way we do.

I hope that by picking up a book and starting a conversation you can make a difference in your and others lives.

Please contact me for

  • Talks on Gifted Education
  • Writing teacher notes for books (picture books, junior fiction and young adult fiction)
  • Book reviews, Author interviews and Book tours.
  • How to live in a city and be more sustainable