Mark Wilson is a multiple award-winning author/illustrator with 23 books in print worldwide. Mark grew up with a love of comics and drawing, Australian history and endangered species, exploring these themes through his picturebooks and workshops. He has won five Whitley Awards for children’s literature, nine CBCA Awards, three Wilderness Society Awards and a 3rd C.J. Picture Book International Award. Mark was also presented with the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for Services to Children’s Literature. He hopes his books and workshops encourage students to study not only their own family history, but Australian history and native species as well. His workshops are structured to build students confidence in their own writing and illustrating.