Australian children’s author, Michelle Worthington, released her first children’s picture book, The Bedtime Band in November 2011. Michelle grew up in Brisbane, Australia and has always enjoyed writing stories and sharing them with others. She reads to her children every night and believes in the benefits of sharing quality time with children by reading them bedtime stories. Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts, she has travelled extensively and enjoys learning about new cultures and sharing new experiences. An energetic and dynamic storyteller, Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and conducts school visits, library and bookstore storytelling and writing workshops for primary school aged children, as well as adult workshops and speaking engagements for women’s groups, church groups and charities.