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Yvonne Mes is a children’s author, illustrator and devourer of books.She writes short stories, picture books and junior novels. Her stories are published in School Magazine, on the Kids Book Review website and as part of anthologies.

Yvonne has a Bachelor of Children's Services, a Certificate in Professional Children's Writing, and a Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Crafts.

Yvonne coordinates Write Links, the Brisbane children's writers and illustrators group, and is vice president of Book Links QLD (Inc.) She writes reviews for Buzz Words magazine and is a member of SCBWI, CBCA, Book Links and the ASA.

She has two decades experience working with children of all ages, abilities, many cultures and in various settings.

Yvonne grew up in Amsterdam but has made her home in Australia. Her three sons make sure she is never lost for inspiration. Her mission: sneak a quiet cup of coffee. Result: cold coffee and noise.

Meet... Sidney Nolan Yvonne Mes, Sandra Eterovic

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

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