My name is Beverley McWilliams, and I am a children's writer based in South Australia. I love to write across the genres and have a passion for stories based on non-fiction. My debut picture book ‘Born to Fly’ (illustrated by Timothy Ide) was published by MidnightSun in 2019 and received a Notable Commendation from The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Eve Pownall Award for Information Books). My second book, a middle-grade fiction novel, is due for publication with Pantera Press in July 2022. My unpublished manuscript 'Before I was me' came second in the CYAll Stars Conference 2021, young adult category.
My non-fiction writing has been published online and in magazines, and I am a regular contributor to The School Magazine, Australia’s longest-running literary publication for children.
I am a member of The Australian Society of Authors (ASA). I am also the events coordinator and blogger for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators SA branch (SCBWI).