Rosemary Sullivan

Rosemary Sullivan was born in Darwin and grew up on a property near Adelaide River in the Northern Territory. After attending Batchelor Area School and then Clayfield College, Brisbane, she worked for several years as a journalist. At just 20 years of age she had her mid-life crisis, and changed careers, training at the Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) to become a primary teacher. Rosemary has a particular interest in indigenous education, and for the past 17 years has worked in regional and remote schools in the Top End of the Northern Territory, including several one teacher schools. Currently she is the Teaching Principal of a small school on a cattle station 200 km south-west of Darwin, which is part of the Top End Group School. She believes children’s books need to celebrate the innocence and joys of childhood, and pursues her interest in writing amidst a full-time professional career, single-handedly raising twins, and helping out (however slightly) at her family’s cattle station.