Zanni Louise


Zanni Louise is a children's author based on North Coast NSW. Zanni's first book Too Busy Sleeping, illustrated by Anna Pignataro, was long-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year awards, 2016. Her second book, Archie and the Bear, with David Mackintosh, released 2017, has appeared on bestseller lists. Zanni is set to release another five books for children in the next two years with Scholastic and Bonnier. Her books have sold to foreign territories, including the US, China, Korea, Germany, Slovenia and Denmark.


When not writing for children, Zanni runs bookmaking and writing workshops for children and adults, blogs, and writes for business, and education. Zanni tours schools in Northern NSW with Byron Writers Festival's StoryBoard project.