Author and Illustrator

Believe (A Fairy ABC)

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Michelle Coleman

Author

Michelle is a self-published author and lover of children’s picture books.

She enjoys sharing her passion with daughters, Amelie and Olivia, who - of course – never refuse a picture book at bedtime. Her favourite stories are ones that resonate with the heart and soul, providing a powerful moment of connection as the family reads together. A former journalist, Michelle lives in Darwin with her girls and Territory-born-and-bred husband, Justin.

Photo of Michelle courtesy Helen Orr and The Octopus Project NT

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Rohini Chakraborty

Illustrator

Rohini Chakraborty is an artist based in Kolkata, India, who specialises in fashion and children’s book illustrations.

Rohini completed her Masters in Economics at the University of Calcutta, before deciding to chase her passion - painting. She sketches all her art by hand, creating natural and intricate detail in her subjects before bringing them to life in watercolour. Painting gives Rohini immense pleasure and mental peace. Believe : A Fairy ABC is her first children’s picture book, written by Michelle Coleman.

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Isabel Lopes

Illustrator

Isabel is an artist, maker and illustrator based in Australia.

She specialises in playful mixed media works Inspired by her natural surroundings. Isabel lives in south Australia with her husband and 2 cats.