Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a West Australian author who has figured out some unusual remedies for wrinkles, the fuel to launch an Aussie grandpa into space and a trick to remind an elephant boy not to go with strangers who pretend to be friends.
Teena writes tales to entertain all ages and her publications include poems, short stories, picture books and novels. She has also enjoyed a long career in journalism.
Teena says one of the best things about being a children's author is visiting schools to encourage young people to write their own stories.
She has three grown up children with families of their own who provide plenty of inspiration for new stories.