Anna McGregor is a creator of modern, quirky and conceptual stories with humour and heart. Since beginning her career as a graphic designer, Anna is now emerging as an award-winning picture book author/illustrator.
Anna’s driving purpose is to delight and entertain children through timeless storytelling. With them, she explores evergreen issues through a child’s lens and allows them to interpret the stories in their own way and draw their own conclusions.
Anna has a deep curiosity of all things and finds her ideas by turning the mundane on its head, merging ideas or exploring wordplay — but always with a story that connects to the human experience.
Anna lives in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia with her husband and son.
COLOUROOS – Author, Illustrator & Designer
(published by Lothian Children’s Books/Hachette) April 2019.
ANEMONE IS NOT THE ENEMY – Author, Illustrator & Designer
(published by Scribe Publications, Scribble) November 2020.
A PAIR OF PEARS AND AN ORANGE – Author, Illustrator & Designer
(published by Scribe Publications, Scribble) June 2021.
CBCA Honour Winner in the Children's Book of the Year Awards for Anemone is Not the Enemy.
ABIA Awards Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year Longlist for Anemone is Not the Enemy.
SCWBI Crystal Kite Awards Finalist for Colouroos.
Highly Commended in the CYA Awards, published category.
Shortlisted in the Picture Book competition of the Writers Unleashed Festival.
Highly Commended in the Andrea Pinkney Writer Award at the SCBWI 2016 Biennual Conference.
• SCBWI (Society Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators)
• CBCA Victoria Branch
• ASA (Australian Society of Authors)
• ABDA (Australian Book Design Association)