Rebecca J Palmer

Author, Illustrator

Rebecca J Palmer is the author and illustrator of the children’s picture book Monkey Mind, written as a response to the increasing levels of anxiety in primary school students. Focused on resilience, growth mindset and self-kindness, Monkey Mind is supported by the Autism Association of WA and was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Awards Australia in 2022.

Rebecca has a BA and Postgrad Dip in Design, is a qualified teacher at both primary and tertiary levels and has written teacher’s notes linked to the Australian Curriculum for organisations such as The School Magazine and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. She runs inspiring and motivational art and writing workshops at schools, libraries and festivals for children and adults based on Visual Literacy and Storytelling, Zentangling for Mindfulness; and the Wonderful Art of Mistake Making. She also shares her journey to be a published ‘authorstrator’ and shows that it’s never too late to achieve your dream. 

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