Cathie Tasker, Presenter
Cathie Tasker is a fiction editor with over 25 years’ experience. She has mentored many manuscripts to publication and is experienced at guiding and motivating writers to improve their work.
Cathie has worked as an editor and publisher with HarperCollins, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. She also worked as Marketing Manager for Koala Books and as a Book Club Editor at Scholastic Australia. In her career, Cathie has edited and commissioned nearly 800 books, many of which went on to become bestsellers and win awards.
Cathie has edited novels and picture books for many authors, including Jackie French, Wendy Orr, Garth Nix, Mem Fox, Cathy Wilcox, Bruce Whatley, Jennifer Fallon, Garry Disher, and three Australian Writers’ Centre presenters: Pamela Freeman, Judith Rossell and Sue Whiting.
She has judged and convened panels for numerous literary awards including the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year awards, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Aurealis Awards (fantasy, science fiction, horror, short stories, novellas and novels). Cathie has also convened panels for the Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence, the Society of Women Writers, and the International Board on Books for Young People. Cathie also contributed to the Australasian update to The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (Second Edition, 2015).
Cathie teaches Creative Writing Stage 1, Writing Picture Books, Writing Picture Books Masterclass, Short Story Essentials and Write Your Novel: 6-month Program.
Some of the books Cathie has edited include:
Testimonials about this presenter
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|Creative Writing Stage 1|
Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!
|Writing Picture Books|
Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.
|Writing Picture Books Masterclass|
Remove the fog of this tricky transition from writing to selling your book. After all, you only have one shot at this, so it makes sense to get it right.
|Short Story Essentials|
This course is ideal for anyone keen to develop their fiction writing skills, enter writing competitions and build a body of work.