Meet the latest and greatest junior fiction heroes: Furball, Secret Agent Mole and Little Ash. Adrian Beck (Furball), James Foley (Secret Agent Mole) and Jasmin McGaughey (Little Ash) are on hand to talk us through the creative process from idea to fully fledged illustrated series. Discover how series are planned, see the illustrations drawn live, and find out what it’s like to work with a legend like Ash Barty. Recommended for ages six and up.

Adrian Beck (Australian)

Adrian Beck

Adrian Beck writes funny, action-packed stories for kids including the Furball series, the Derek Dool series, and the Little Legends series with Nicole Hayes. As well as being an author, Adrian is a TV producer and a lover of very bad ‘dad jokes’. Adrian is passionate about fostering a love of reading in the next generation.

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James Foley (Australian)

James Foley

James Foley makes picture books and graphic novels. He lives in Perth with his wife Renae, their 2 kids, and a labrador called Frankie. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. His picture book Stellarphant won a bunch of awards including the CBCA Shadowers' Choice Picture Book of the Year. His brand new graphic novel series is called Secret Agent Mole.

Jasmin McGaughey (Australian)

Jasmin McGaughey

Jasmin is a Torres Strait Islander and African American writer and editor. In 2019 she was lucky enough to be a black&write! editor intern and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient. Since then, she has written for Overland, Kill Your Darlings, SBS Voices and Griffith Review. Jasmin is also the author of Ash Barty’s Little Ash Series.