Awards & Associations

Lana’s writing has been long-listed in the 2018 Children’s Book Council of Australia Charlotte Waring Barton Aspiring Writers Mentorship Award and in various competitions such as Creative Kids Tales and CYA. She hopes to add to the list in 2019 with her latest manuscripts!

Picture Book Awards

  • ‘Isadora’s Eggs’ – Long-listed for the 2018 CBCA Charlotte Waring Barton Aspiring Writer’s Award
  • ‘A Monster Lunch’ – 1st place in the 2018 Creative Kids Tales ‘Feline, Farts & Frightening Places’ Competition
  • ‘Tiny Tummies’ – 5th place in the 2018 CYA Aspiring Writers Preschool Picture Book Competition
  • ‘April’s Amazing Antique Shop’ – 4th place in the 2017 CYA Aspiring Writers Primary Picture Book Competition

Non-Fiction Picture Book Awards

  • ‘Harmony Buffet’ – 6th place in the 2018 CYA Aspiring Non-Fiction Picture Book Competition and Highly Commended in the 2017 Greenleaf Press Picture Book Competition

Junior Fiction Awards

  • Bella Bakes a Birthday Blunder’ – 4th place in the 2018 CYA Aspiring Chapter Book Competition
  • ‘Bella Bakes in Paris’ – Highly Commended in the 2018 Greenleaf Press Chapter Book Competition


  • Australian Society of Authors Associate Member
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Member