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 2020 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
  • Little Whale’s Big Swim’ – 2nd place in the 2019 CYA Aspiring Preschool Picture Book Competition
  • ‘April’s Amazing Antique Shop’ – Highly Commended in the 2019 CYA Aspiring Primary Picture Book Competition

Non-Fiction Picture Book Awards

  • ‘A Mermaid Learns to Swim’: The Story of Annette Kellerman – 1st place in the 2020 CYA Non-Fiction Picture Book Competition & Shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 Writers Unleashed Picture Book Award
  • ‘Harmony Buffet’ – 3rd place in the 2019 CYA Aspiring Non-Fiction Picture Book Competition and Highly Commended in the 2017 Greenleaf Press Picture Book Competition

Junior Fiction Awards

  • Bella Bakes a Fair Fundraiser’ – 2nd place in the 2019 CYA Aspiring Chapter Book Competition
  • Bella Bakes a Birthday Blunder’ – 3rd place in the 2019 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