about

 
 
My name is Tania and I simply love books and words and pictures. If I could, I would live inside a book. As an author, illustrator and editor--I kind of already do.

I was born on a little island called Tasmania where I developed a loving relationship with raspberries. I like to wander, and have lived in almost every Australian state as well as France, England and China (I'll find any excuse to get on a plane).

I love calendars, maps, gardening, yoga, wasabi, nutmeg, sparkling mineral water, paper and photos, and very best of all... sprouting a love of reading in children. A juvenile literacy champion, I am a past ambassador for the National Year of Reading and a current ambassador for the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge (ACT).

Some of my books have won awards or shortlistings... you can see them here.

I live in Canberra, Australia's bush capital, with a superhero husband, two little Aussie adventurers (who are not so little anymore), lots of kangaroos and a Himalayan mountain of books.

I am the founder of ...
http://illo52weeks.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/about-this-challenge.html


http://taniamccartneyweb.blogspot.com/2012/11/resume.html
http://taniamccartney.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-things-people-say.html http://taniamccartney.blogspot.com/2012/11/quick-facts-faqs.html



http://taniamccartney.blogspot.com/2015/06/resources-for-authors-and-illustrators.html

http://www.det.act.gov.au/teaching_and_learning/chief_ministers_reading_challenge www.booksinhomesaustralia.com.au


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