Word Weaver, Dreamer, Reviewer, Book Nerd

Freelance writer, writer for hire, children's author, book reviewer
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Kellie Byrnes has been a full-time freelance writer and copywriter for more than 6 years. She is also a traditionally published children's author, with her first picture book, Cloud Conductor, published in May 2018 by Wombat Books. Kellie has four more books coming in 2020. Click here to read more.

As a multi-published children’s author with experience working in the publishing industry, and in marketing and PR, Kellie offers services for writers. If you need value-for-money picture book critiques, manuscript assessments on your novels or other stories, or affordable children’s book mentoring, Kellie can help.

She is also on hand to write a press release for you, to help you get your book or other content in front of journalists and in blogs, magazines, and more. Over the years, Kellie has worked closely with journalists across diverse industries and she has had her books, businesses or clients featured in over 200 spots, online and off. This list includes the Sydney Morning Herald, Elle, Real Living, InStyle, Woman’s Day, Harper’s Bazaar, House & Garden, Women’s Fitness, Kids on the Coast and Nature & Health.

Plus, Kellie is an experienced ghostwriter who can be hired to write content such as stories and books, plus SEO-friendly blogs, newsletters, e-books, product descriptions, press releases, website text, letters, resumes, cover letters and more. Whether searching for a reliable copywriter, an affordable ghostwriter, or a children’s writer for hire, clients around the world have utilised Kellie’s expertise to get the content they need.

As a children’s author who loves school visits and doing author talks and workshops at literary festivals, children’s conferences, libraries, early learning centres and more, Kellie is available to speak at your next event. Kellie runs author talks for small or large groups, writing workshops for groups, and presentations on marketing, the writer’s life, writing children’s books, and so on.

Kellie is flexible with her presenting, and can conduct 45-minute author talks or longer sessions, 60-minute writing workshops, or full-day school visits or even immersive week-long author in residence programs. Kellie is also happy to sit on author panels at literary festivals and conferences, and can speak about creativity to businesses looking to increase innovation in the workplace.

Check out the Events page for details of Kellie's appearances.

Writing Services

Kellie has written content for companies in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada. She is adept at creating work for diverse audiences and across many different topics and industries. 

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