Catherine Meatheringham is a children’s author. Her first picture book, My Possum Plays the Drums, was published by Windy Hollow Books in March 2020 and is a shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2020. Her second picture book, also with Windy Hollow Books, is planned for 2021. 


Catherine is on the Committee for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators ACT branch. In this role she fosters social connections and professional development for aspiring, emerging and established authors and illustrators in the Canberra region. 


She lives in Canberra with her husband, two children, dog and a noisy possum that keeps her awake at night.


  • My Possum Plays the Drums - Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlisted

  • Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2019 Picture Book Category run by Jen Storer

  • Longlisted - Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition 2019 for two picture book pitches

  • Shortlisted with an Honorary Mention - Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition 2018  

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