Butterfly, We're Expecting You

    Libby Hathorn's latest picture book is here!
    Come and explore your backyard.
    Who knows what you'll find?
    A butterfly, a frog, a bird...maybe even a dinosaur!

    Look inside Butterfly, We're Expecting You

    A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy

    A young soldier far from home, a boy orphaned by war, and the stray dog that brings them together.

    A powerful story of the Somme from one of Australia’s most acclaimed children’s authors with memorable illustrations by Phil Lesnie.

    Preview A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy >
  • New Release: Incredibilia

    Imagination gone wild!

    Libby Hathorn invites you to pore over these pages where Gaye Chapman’s magical illustrations welcome you into the world of Incredibilia.

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Welcome to my world of stories and writing. I hope you’ll find it inspiring.
- Libby Hathorn

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My books are written across a range of ages from picture book to novel.

I’m often asked about inspiration and the process of writing. Here are some of my Golden Rules for gathering ideas and enjoying writing poetry and stories.

My Golden Rules

Recent Posts

Poetry In the Setting Sun

About 45 people gathered for the unveiling of the memorial for Dorothea Mackellar at the family plot, Friday 24th November at 6pm, 2017 at Waverley Cemetery. The famous second stanza “I love a sunburnt country” etched in marble, covered in red velvet was unveiled by the Mayor of Waverly, John Wakefield and there followed a ...

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Dorothea Mackellar New Memorial

Dorothea Mackellar New Memorial

On the 24th November, 2017, The Society of Women Writers of NSW, along with donors to the memorial, will gather in Waverley Cemetery at 6pm to ‘unveil’ the substantial marble plaque. The Mayor of Waverley John Wakefield will make an address. This honours the poet, Dorothea Mackellar with the 8 lines of her most famous ...

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The Asher Award 11.11.17

The Asher Award 11.11.17

A Soldier a Dog and a Boy illustrated by Phil Lesnie, was the shared winner of the Asher! It’s an award made biennially to a woman writer on an anti war theme. Celebrated at the ASA last week after the Colin Simpson lecture to an audience of almost 50 people. Exciting because its the first ...

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A Glimpse into Libby Hathorn’s Library