Samantha Wheeler narrowly escapes a terrifying attack by a cassowary to bring to you her experiences of writing stories with wild Australian animals. Close encounters with both feathered and furry friends have led to inspiring stories that reveal animals’ inner lives and encourage the budding environmentalist in us all.
Word Play Highlights
Mister Cassowary and Other Animals
Samantha worked with farmers and taught science before turning to writing in 2011. Packed with animals and adventure, her children’s books include Smooch & Rose (shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards), Spud & Charli and Mister Cassowary. Samantha hopes her stories will inspire everyone to make a difference.