Ant Wood is the author of the ‘Charli’ series of children’s picture books. He has appeared at numerous libraries, bookstores and early learning centre events. He has been a part of the CBCA Big Book Day Out, Newcastle Writers Festival Family Fun Day (2016), Lunch with the Stars (Newcastle 2016 and 2017) and Stories After Dark (2018). His short fiction has been published in local newspapers and anthologies. In 2017, he was awarded a fellowship from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre to complete a novel. He has a teaching background and an MA (Writing).