Vikki Conley


Vikki writes and shares stories that celebrate the spirit of wonder, freedom and adventure that she wishes every child could enjoy.

Her previous picture books have been selected for numerous awards. Little Puggle’s Song (CBCA Notable Book), Amira’s Suitcase (CBCA shortlisted in Early Childhood category), Where the Lyrebird Sings (CBCA Book of the Year Award) and On the Way to School (shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year award). Orchestra Victoria commissioned composer Maria Grenfell to compose the music to go with a reading of Little Puggle’s Song which toured regional Victoria in 2022/2023 and will tour Tasmania later in 2024.

Vikki grew up on a farm nestled in a valley that overlooks the Strezlecki Ranges in South Gippsland, Australia. Much of her inspiration comes from the stories that stretch from the farm’s neighbouring mountains, to the nearby coast and islands. Vikki's obsession with words started very young. She wrote/illustrated handmade children's books and was first published in her school newsletters.

Vikki has worked as a professional communicator for 20 years, across three continents. For 10 years, she worked with the international aid agency, World Vision and travelled to Asia, Africa and outback Australia where extraordinary children shared with her their extraordinary stories. In search of extraordinary stories, she has climbed inside Icelandic glaciers, entered war-torn countries and interviewed African dignitaries in a paddock full of eeyoring donkeys!

In her spare time, Vikki does cartwheels with her two children and searches for platypus in the rivers near her home in Eltham, Australia.

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