About

Rebecca Newman is a children’s writer and poet. Her poetry and a playscript has been published by The School Magazine (published by the Ed dept in NSW), and she was a recipient of a 2019 Paper Bird Books Fellowship (Writer-in-residence) at  Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her poem ‘Potion Problems’ is in the anthology Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson (Bloomsbury, UK). Out now!

Rebecca lives in Perth, Western Australia. When she’s not writing you’ll find her messing about with collage, playing Irish fiddle, or pottering in her tiny kitchen garden.

Rebecca is also the editor at Alphabet Soup’s website www.alphabetsoup.net.au, which provides a forum for children’s own writing.

'The Six Swans' Collage work by Rebecca Newman

‘Eliza from The Six Swans’: magazine collage by Rebecca Newman