Dimity Powell

Back Award winning children's author, Dimity Powell loves filling every spare moment with words. She writes and reviews exclusively for children with over 30 published stories and digital narratives and is the Managing Editor for Kids' Book Review. She believes picture books are life essentials, like ice cream, to be enjoyed at least once a day. Her own include: Pippa and The Troublesome Twins (2023), This is My Dad (2022), Oswald Messweather (2021), Pippa (2019), the SCBWI Crystal Kite award-winning At the End of Holyrood Lane (2018) and the critically acclaimed, The Fix-It Man (2017), with more on the way! Several of her titles have been published in simplified Chinese, Polish, Spanish and Slovenian.

Dimity is a seasoned presenter both in Australia and overseas, a Books in Homes Australia Volunteer Role Model, Hook Into Books Ambassador, Story City Community Mentor and G.A.T.EWAYS online and onsite presenter who can’t surf despite living on the Gold Coast, Australia.


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