Chris Collin is an award-winning author of wacky, rhyming children’s books and lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He has successfully published three books, all of which are well utilised in schools and libraries throughout Australia.

His first book Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks is in the Queensland year three curriculum for poetry and was short-listed in the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. His latest title, Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space, has gone one step further in winning the 2016 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards!

Chris’ role is to bring fun (and funkiness!) to the world through his books and presentations, encouraging readers of all ages to 'read for the joy of reading!'