I write, I read, I teach writing, and I work as a freelance editor and manuscript critiquer. If I review books, it's from the perspective of a writer. My comments on teaching writing are all my own, garnered from being in the classroom and in workshops.
Bruce Whately (illustrator), Lisa Berryman (HarperCollins) and Jackie French - the Diary of aWombat "team". Ellen Hopkins, guest writer from the U.S. - her verse novels for YA make the NY Times best-seller lists. Meredith Costain, speaking at the launch of her lovely Nibble, Rosie and the Bunyip.