Belinda Murrell


Belinda Murrell is the internationally published, best-selling children’s author of 29 books, who regularly speaks to thousands of children every year at schools, festivals and literary events around Australia. Belinda is a highly entertaining presenter whose author talks and creative writing workshops are high energy, dynamic and inspiring, leaving students excited about books, writing and reading.


Belinda’s books include her fantasy adventure series The Sun Sword trilogy and her seven time-slip adventures, The Locket of Dreams, The Ruby Talisman, the Ivory Rose, The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm, The Sequin Star, and The Lost Sapphire. These books have been recognised by various awards, including Honour Book KOALAS 2013, shortlisted seven times for the Young Australians Best Book Award (YABBA), CBCA Notable List 2012 and 2017 and highly commended in the PM’s Literary Awards.


For younger readers (aged 6 to 9) Belinda has the popular Lulu Bell series about friends, family and animal adventures growing up in a vet hospital. Her new middle grade series is called Pippa’s Island, about starting a new life on a tropical island, finding your courage and the best group of friends you could wish for.


Belinda lives in Manly in a gorgeous old house overlooking the sea with her husband Rob, and three beautiful children, Nick, Emily and Lachlan, and her dog Rosie. She is an Author Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.