Michael Gerard Bauer
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Michael Gerard Bauer was an Australian English Teacher but is now a full-time children’s and young adult author. His books have won many Australian literary awards and his novels have been translated and sold in over forty countries.
 
His novels include The Running Man, Don't Call me Ishmael!, Dinosaur Knights, Just a Dog and You Turkeys! Michael has also written a series of three humorous books for younger readers: Eric Vale Epic Fail, Eric Vale Super Male and Eric Vale Off the Rails. Michaels' most recent publication is his first picture book Rodney Loses It! And his next book is a YA novel entitled The Things That Will Not Stand.
 
His books are widely set as school texts and he is in high demand for talks and workshops at schools and festivals around Australia.
 
Books:  The Running Man, Don't Call me Ishmael!, Dinosaur Knights, Just a Dog, You Turkeys!, Eric Vale series, The Things That Will Not Stand
 
Talks:  Finding Rodney: Rodney Loses it! – Michael reads from this popular book and engages the students in activities to discover the story behind the story. Grade Prep-2
 
Dog Tales & Epic Fails – Drawing inspiration from this hilarious book, Michael will take the students on a journey to find the story behind the stories, where ideas come from, and what it's like working with an illustrator. Grade 3-6 
 
Teen Reads – Michael explores where ideas come from, the writing process, developing characters, and stories behind the stories. Grade 7-12
 
Workshop:   How to write funny – Techniques for writing humour. Grade 5-8