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Jessica Walton
24 January 2018
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"Don’t just read the work of other writers, get to know them. Go to their launches, celebrate successes, whinge about writer’s block together on Twitter. You might like to write alone, but being a writer alone is no fun."

Jessica Walton is a 2017 Write-ability Fellow, picturebook author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. She wrote 'Introducing Teddy: a story about being yourself' to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her kids. 'Introducing Teddy' began as a Kickstarter project, and has now been published in the US, UK and in Australia by Bloomsbury. It has also been translated into nine other languages.

 

 

A photo of Jessica Walton with the following text: "Don’t just read the work of other writers, get to know them. Go to their launches, celebrate successes, whinge about writer’s block together on Twitter. You might like to write alone, but being a writer alone is no fun."

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