Michelle Worthington is an international award-winning author of The World’s Worst Pirate and Johnny’s Beard. Two-time winner of the International Book Award and finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, Michelle also received a Gellett Burgess Award and a Silver Moonbeam Award for her contribution to celebrating diversity in literature.
Michelle is also a real-life book fairy. Her magic powers include turning coffee into books. She waves her wand to coach aspiring authors and illustrators all over the world achieve their dreams of publication. Whether she’s a fairy, a pirate or an elf, Michelle celebrates empowering readers and storytellers to dream big.
Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and conducts author visits at primary and special schools, libraries and bookstore storytelling and publishing workshops for adults. She especially enjoys meeting people through her speaking engagements for women’s groups and charities.