In the Shadow of an Elephant


About the Author: Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey discovered her love for creative writing at the age of seven. Apart from the colourful tales, she would entertain her classmates and peers with, Georgie entered and won her first competition. Although her hand written award from the Sun Herald Junior writing competition is now faded and the poem she submitted a distant memory, her passion for writing developed into an obsession.

She has written several picture books and a few children’s novels waiting to be shared with the world. Georgie has also tried her hand at an adult murder mystery. One short story for adults was published in the Heat Anthology of short stories published in 2014.

As President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Sutherland branch, Georgie helped educate her local community and renew their love for the adventure of the written word. Shortly before the birth of her third child, Georgie stepped down from the CBCA.

From her supposed ‘quiet’ time Georgie’s dedication to helping other emerging authors was never far from her mind. Unable to find the one place on the internet where emerging children’s authors could find tips, information and at the same time display their work, her imagination went into overdrive. In November 2011 Creative Kids Tales was launched. A website designed by emerging children’s authors for emerging children’s authors.

She even took her love of writing to the airwaves with The Author’s Shelf via community radio.

Georgie is just like any other emerging author – full of passion and hopeful that her books will sit on bookshelves other than her own.

In 2015 Georgie’s first picture book, Lulu was published through DragonTales. In 2017 Lulu was re-released through Wombat Books. Her second picture book, Clover’s BIG Ideas was released through Little Pink Dog Books. Two of her short stories were published in the CKT Story Collection also released in 2017.

Please visit Georgie’s website.

About The Illustrator: Belladonna Raudvee

Belladonna grew up deep in the forests of the Brown Mountains, NSW. There she developed a passion for the beauty of the natural world. 4000kms and 3 daughters later, she rekindled her passion on the Batavia Coast, WA. Here she has sold artwork worldwide, worked on many local projects, advertising and created over 70 historical and maritime illustrations for The Batavia Park in Geraldton, WA. Belladonna’s dream is to illustrate children’s books and help establish a love of our world in young minds.

Please visit Belladonna’s Website and Facebook pages.