Dimity Powell


Back Award winning children's author, Dimity Powell loves to fill every spare moment with words. She writes and reviews exclusively for children and is the Managing Editor for Kids' Book Review.

Her word webs appear in anthologies, school magazines, junior novels, as creative digital content, and in picture books. Her junior novel, PS Who Stole Santa’s Mail? debuted in 2012. Her first picture book, The Fix-It Man released world-wide in 2017. Her second picture book, At The End of Holyrood Lane (2018) won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Members Choice Award 2019 Australia New Zealand. Pippa, her third picture book launched mid 2019 with another to follow in 2021. Her digital narrative, The Chapel of Unlove commissioned for the interactive Story City App, was Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards 2016.

Dimity is a seasoned presenter both in Australia and overseas and is a Books in Homes Role Model Volunteer in Australia.

She believes picture books are food for the soul and should be consumed at least 10 times a week. If these aren't available, she will settle for ice-cream.

Testimonials

Dimity did a great job off the cusp with filling in at the last minute. Next time we would probably have her writing workshop talk about mythical creatures and dragons to tie in with Marc's drawing of the dragons from Deltora Quest. This way the writing group that went first would have a link to use when they went to the drawing workshop.

Everton Park State School - August, 2023

Dimity was very engaging and enthusiastic in her presentation to the students. I heard positive feedback from teachers that they had gone back to their classrooms and worked on activities which were based on what she had spoken about. That is the highest compliment in my view.

Warrigal Road School - August 2020

Dimity was very entertaining, lots of valuable information. I would love to attend more of Dimity’s workshops

Creative Writing (Adult) Workshop - November 2017

Some of our littlest learners enjoyed listening to a real-life author talking about how she writes books. Our Year 1 students learnt about what it means to be a author, where she gets her ideas from, her real life experiences and how these relate to her stories and many other things. They also asked some very good questions

John Paul College - August 2017

The Meanjin writers' camp hosted Dimity Powell recently. Dimity was fabulous and positive feedback was received. The students were very happy.

Griffith University Meanjin Writers' Camp - April, 2017

Website: www.dimitypowell.com