Sue Whiting loves telling stories. A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue worked as a children’s book editor as Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books Australia for 10 years. In 2016, she left to concentrate on her writing, and focus on work as freelance editor, writing coach and mentor. Sue is an award-winning author who has written numerous books for children and young adults, including the best-selling The Firefighters, illustrated by Donna Rawlins.
Sue writes in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, and is published both in Australia and internationally. Her middle grade novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones was a 2011 CBCA Notable Book, and her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists’ 2014 Book of the Year, 3–5 years category.
Her latest book is Platypus illustrated by Mark Jackson. Sue is a highly experienced speaker and loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages.
Sue lives and works in a coastal village south of Sydney.