Becca Boucher, Author
Rebecca Boucher was born and raised in Worcester Massachusetts, USA, where she learned early on the importance of reading and all the magical doors it can open.
Rebecca earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Quinsigamond Community College, but her love has always been writing. After the birth of her first child she moved to a quiet little town on the edge of Worcester County, in the heart of Central Massachusetts. Living there has inspired her to write most of her current projects. In fact, local readers might recognise some of her locations.
Currently, Rebecca is a freelance writer and blogger. Her first novel, Hunting The Moon (The Moon Series) debuted December 2013 from Write More Publications. She is currently the author of three more novels, and countless short stories.
When she is not writing, Rebecca is the mother to two boys, ages 15 and 18. Rebecca is passionate about wildlife conservation and Veteran’s causes. All proceeds of her book, The Shadow Soldier, have been donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. All proceeds from the Adventures of Mist Series will be put back into Koala Gardens.
Lucienne Noontil, Illustrator
Lucienne Noontil is an Australian artist, illustrator and children’s author who works with a variety of mediums. She has a keen and passionate interest in the well-being of the natural environment and uses watercolours to depict images of the importance of nature and living sustainably and harmoniously. Her sculptures are usually constructed from found and un-loved objects, transformed into expressive pieces of all colours, shapes and sizes.
Lucienne believes that learning is for all ages and if she can assist in the discovery process for other people through her creations, then she is extremely happy. She loves to involve children in reading, writing and art through her unique and engaging work and workshops.
Katrina Jeffery, Koala Gardens
Katrina Jeffery is the human custodian at Koala Gardens and considers herself the luckiest person in the world to live in the koala’s backyard.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, she spent her early childhood there, and her high school years in Sydney. Her earliest memories of life revolve around an intense interest in animals and nature.
Soon after the birth of her second child she moved to the Northern Rivers area of NSW Australia. She raised her four children on a small property nestled in the foothills to the border ranges.
In 2010 she moved onto the property that is now known as Koala Gardens. At the time she did not realise what a magical place it was, or the significance of its placement in a natural koala corridor.
Through regenerating native habitat she has learned about the importance of ecosystems for the literal future of life on earth. Katrina has a passion to share the beauty of this magical property, and the message of how important it is to work together to preserve the environment.