Educate. Empower. Engage.

“Share Your Story would
love to help you make
your dreams come true.”

Do you have a story in your heart, your head or your computer that you want to share but don’t know where to start?

Share Your Story would love to help you make your dreams come true. We bring together aspiring authors with industry professionals to educate and empower them to journey towards publication.

Many people have a story they would like to tell but have no idea about how to get published. Our workshops, seminars and Masterclass sessions are designed to be practical and hands on, giving participants the knowledge they need to write, submit, publish and promote their books.


Our workshop participants have a manuscript to share with the world, but they don’t know where to start the journey towards publication.  At Share Your Story, we empower aspiring authors with the knowledge to follow the process towards getting their book published with the support of industry professionals, guest speakers and the tribe.


As the Director of Share Your Story, I have mentored aspiring writers in Australia and internationally to help realize their dream of becoming published author.
If you have a book in your head, your heart or your computer, but don’t know where to go to start your publishing journey, you are not alone.


Our workshops are led by children’s publishing professionals: editors, writers, agents, illustrators, art directors, publishers, academics and others committed to helping you realizing your creative goals. Every time you attend a Share Your Story Event, we sponsor a Dalit girl in India to learn how to read and write.

About Michelle

I help aspiring authors all over the world realize their dream of becoming a published author in a different format to the group workshops.. Through one on one, face to face or Skype sessions, I help writers of fiction or non-fiction plan, edit, submit and market their work to an international market. Authors are encourage to educate and empower themselves to take their storytelling business to the next level by having the right tools, connections and strategies in place to achieve their goals.

I am an internationally published award winning author of empowering books for children of all ages and abilities. My goal is to inspire children to believe in themselves and encourage reluctant readers and those with English as a second language to fall in love with books. Two time winner of the International Book Award for Children’s Hardcover Fiction and finalist in the USA Best Book Awards and Book Excellence Awards, I also received a Gellett Burgess Award for Children’s Literature and a Silver Moonbeam Award for my contribution to celebrating diversity in Picture Books.

To keep up to date with the next writing workshop, visit our Events page and please join the Share Your Story Facebook Group.
I share my tips for aspiring authors of all genres on My Youtube Channel.

You can find out more about me at

You can find out more about me at
To keep up to date with the next writing workshop, visit our Events page and please join the Share Your Story Facebook Group.
I share my tips for aspiring authors of all genres on My Youtube Channel.

For more information, please contact Michelle

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I just wanted to thank you so much for your editing, your input, your workshops and all that you’ve done to get me to this point. It’s just been amazing and I’m really excited about the upcoming process. I realise it is expensive to have it published in this way, but for me, it’s validation that creativity is ever present in all of us at any age! At the very least I will love having something tangible to give to my grandchildren.

R Brown

Thank you so much for another brilliant and highly relevant session yesterday. The past two Saturday’s have been so incredibly valuable to where I’m currently at in my creative writing and publishing journey.

Thank you for doing what you do.

D Patterson

I just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU for holding what I thought was hands down the best kids picture book workshop I have ever been to! I have been to MANY of these types of workshops over the past 5 years and the way that you ran the program yesterday with your positive energy and the calibre and experience of the speakers was just brilliant. The venue, keeping to the schedule, food and vibes at the workshop all made for such a positive and fun learning environment, which is so unique these days! I particularly liked and responded to your writing experiences and advice and Aleesah’s publishing journey as you both have such inspiring stories to share.

I left the workshop yesterday knowing that although it is going to be a long and difficult journey I just have to ‘put myself out there’ and feel the fear and do it anyway, as the journey will be worth it! I’ve got the passion and determination and now I have a ‘tribe’ to lean on and help me in my journey. What a gift! I’m certain all of the participants yesterday left thinking ‘I can do this’ and that is such an amazing feeling to have considering the obstacles and challenges kids picture book writing and publishing entail.

Thank you for making me feel like I can achieve my dreams of becoming a kids picture book author/illustrator!

Dr S Pillans

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