For a full list of published works see http://www.rebeccasheraton.com/publications
Rebecca Sheraton is a primary school teacher and children’s writer. If she was allowed, she would teach English all day long and she loves sneaking books into her other lessons.
Rebecca writes picture books, junior fiction or middle grade and short stories. Her articles and short stories have been published in The School Magazine, anthologies and websites.
She is a member of SCBWI, Write Links Children’s writers group and several other organisations.
When she’s not writing, you’ll find Rebecca exercising, reading, drinking tea or waiting in her car for the audio book chapter to finish.
Which writer(s) inspire you?
It’s hard to name a few. I am very fond of Oliver Jeffers, Kate DiCamillo, Mem Fox, Nick Bland, Alison Lester, Pamela Allen, Jackie French, Libby Gleeson, Stephen Michael King and so many more.
What draws you to writing for children specifically?
I love creating a world and being totally absorbed into it whether it is writing fiction or researching non-fiction. As a teacher, I love helping my students discover what they love to read and become absorbed in their writing.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since 2012.
Which professional writing bodies are you a member of?
I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Book Links (Qld), Write Links Children’s Writers Critique Group and several other organisations.
What writing resources (online, books or other) do you recommend?
I recommend joining a writing or illustrating group to have your work critiqued. Attending conferences lets you meet other creatives like yourself and allows you to network with industry professionals. There are many great blogs, websites, Facebook groups and industry newsletters. I have been a member of 12 x 12 picture book online community for several years. Read as many children’s picture books as you can, visit your local library and bookstore.
Best time of day to write:
Any time of day. I always have a notebook with me to jot down any idea for one of my stories.
What do you do to assist you in writing?
I am a member of writing groups to have my work critiqued. I have taken courses and attended workshops and conferences online and in person. I have particularly enjoyed attending online webinars through SCBWI and Kidlit College.
What are your writing goals?
I love writing. I’d love to be published and have an agent.
Was there a particular book in your childhood that had a big influence on you?
I have very fond memories of reading The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton, the Frances books by Russell Hoban and A Pocket For Corduroy by Don Freeman.
Who/ what inspires you?
My family, my students and living life!