Children’s book author Katrina Germein is Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence


Best-selling picture book author, Katrina Germein, will be travelling to the Riverland in South Australia this February as Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence.

Germein will be visiting Barmera, Renmark, and Berri in the first two weeks of February to connect with readers and writers through one-on-one consultations, and spending time working on upcoming projects.

While the pandemic has seen larger gatherings and events cancelled for this residency, Germein invites writers in the area who would like to learn more about writing for children to get in touch to organise a meeting (phone call/Zoom or in-person depending on the current situation and safety guidelines).

Germein is available for free, COVID-safe coffee mornings with aspiring and emerging children’s writers on Wednesday February 2 and Thursday February 10. Please email [email protected] to organise a time.

On Tuesday 8 February at 10:30am, Germein will hold a book reading and children’s activities for preschoolers and their carers at Barmera Library. Registrations are essential, contact the library on 8588 2872.


Katrina Germein is a best-selling picture book author, published worldwide. Her popular title, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and became the first book in the ever-growing ‘My Dad’ series. Katrina is an experienced presenter, regularly delivering author presentations and workshops in schools and at festivals. In 2019 Katrina received a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling. Many of Katrina’s other stories, such as Big Rain Coming and Thunderstorm Dancing, have been recognised as Children’s Book Council Notable Books and featured on various television programs including Play School. Katrina is an ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia, a Books in Homes Role Model, and a Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassador. Her work is included in the United Way (Dolly Parton Imagination Library) distribution list. In 2022 Katrina will release several new books including her first non-fiction picture book. When she’s not writing or teaching Katrina enjoys bushwalking, drinking hot cups of tea, and going to the beach. Katrina has an energetic dog named Mango and summer is her favourite season.

The residency is part of Writers SA’s Writers and Readers in Residence Project, which sees writers undertake an artistic residency in regional communities to activate reading and writing in the area.

The project has been extended to 2022, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

For more information, please contact:
Program Coordinator at Writers SA, Bronwyn Tilley: [email protected]

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