Josie Montano - Children's/Teen Author
I live with my family in The Gap, Brisbane, and work as a full-time writer. My love of fiction writing began at age 8, where I shelved my self-published stories in the school library. I worked in the primary school environment as a teacher-aide, secretary and library-aide. I have completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. My published works are listed here.
STARLETS - South
Australian Kanga Awards, - Yr 3 - 5 Focus List
THE BUBBLE - The English 4 - 11 Awards Best
Books of 2004. English Association. UK -
LITTLE PENGUIN - Notable Book, 2006 Picture
Book of the Year Category -
children's Book Council of Australia 2006
WOGALUCCIS - Year 6-7 South Australian Kanga
Author Talks or Writing Workshops:
I am available for talks or writing workshops. To see me in action visit Josie's gallery here.
To book me for an author talk or writing workshop:
Agent Carole Carroll either Ph: (08)
8376 4662 or email email@example.com.
for more details
Show & Tell ph: (03) 9818 6518
Speakers Inc. Ph: 1300 979 465 or Email Helen Bain. See the Speakers Inc. website for more details
A selection of testimonials to my workshops
Just thought you'd like
to know a little
feedback from my son Jayson, who enjoyed your
session immensely on
Tuesday .. You're now right up there with his
After Josie's author visit today, Zoe came
home and wrote a story,
typed and printed, finished her final Judy
Moody book and then read the
first 2 chapters of an Enid Blyton (because
this was how Josie Montano
was inspired as a child!). Dale and I were in
shock!! So from 2 happy
parents….thank you. Kelly.
Thank you for a great week, the staff and
students have all been very
positive and your Snot books haven’t seen the
Mrs Allison Paterson, Learning Centre
Co-ordinator, St Andrew's
Josie Santomauro - Asperger Syndrome
Josie Santomauro has been working/living in the field of Asperger Syndrome for over ten years, after her son was initially diagnosed. Josie is an internationally published author and international presenter on the topic of Asperger Syndrome. Her resources specialise in discussing the diagnosis, strategies and social skills. Her presentations are based on personal experience, her unique insight into interesting strategies, and are light, informative and the audience leaves feeling positive and self empowered.
Josie was presented with an Autism Carers Award in 2009 by the Governor-General of Queensland. See the photo with the Governor below:
Video - a video that Damian and I put together!
Resources - some great material to help understand and deal with Aspergers Syndrome
Seminars - Please contact me for further details.
My Other Publications: