Joan-Maree Hargreaves is inspired by the bravery and optimism of children. She is driven by a desire to tell stories about 'real' life in a visually captivating and unexpected way. She has a special interest in social justice and representations of diversity. Joan-Maree has worked in publishing and magazines for more than a decade and has edited a number of Australian and international children's titles including National Geographic Kids (Australia and New Zealand), K-Zone (Australia) and Kraze Club (United Kingdom and Germany). She has also written hundreds of articles for The Sydney Morning Herald, including specialised educational supplements for children.