Meet author Suzanne Barton

Suzanne Barton

I was born in Zimbabwe, raised on the pristine coastline of Western Australia and now live in Melbourne, where my voice-actor partner Paul and I enjoy making the most of the city’s cultural delights and cheeseboards.

As a child, I spent idyllic family Christmases in the Irish countryside. The mountains and streams provided endless inspiration, and – being surrounded by authors, illustrators, English teachers and Scrabble enthusiasts – there was no hope for me. I was a writer.

I am delighted to bring my first picture book to life, five years after my mother and I dreamed up the character of Meeka over a delicious Moroccan meal. I am ever grateful for the extraordinary talents and guidance of my illustrator Anil Tortop, which made this dream a reality.

When I'm not writing stories for children, I am a magazine editor and the creator of cabaret inspired by 1940s radio drama for Neo Radio.

My second picture book, My Unicorn Farts Glitter was illustrated by Shannon Horsfall and published by Hachette Australia.

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