Sue Whiting is the author of more than 60 books for children and young readers and has worked in the publishing industry for over 15 years. Her most recent books are The Book of Chance a mystery/suspense novel for readers 10+ which was shortlisted for the 2021 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award, and the picture book, Good Question, illustrated by Annie White. Other recent books include Missing – a middle-grade contemporary mystery novel and Beware the Deep Dark Forest for 3-6-year-olds (both published by Walker Books Australia in 2018). Sue’s nature storybook, Platypus, was a Notable Book in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. Her junior novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones was a Notable Book in the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards, and her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, won Speech Pathologists Australia’s 2014 Book of the Year.
As an author, Sue has written many books: children’s non-fiction, picture books, middle grade and YA novels, and is published in Australia and overseas. Sue was Senior Commissioning Editor and Publishing Manager at Walker Books Australia for more than 10 years, where she worked with many Australian authors, including Margaret Wild, Glenda Millard, Meg McKinlay, Anna Branford, and fellow Australian Writers’ Centre presenter Pamela Freeman.
Sue is a highly experienced presenter who loves sharing her knowledge and passion for writing. Her combined experience as author and editor enables her to provide insightful guidance on how to shape ideas into gripping stories ready to send to publishers.
Sue teaches How to Write for Children and Young Adults.