Kristin Darell

Kristin Darrell

Books and films are very similar things. They’re just different ways to tell a story. For me, telling stories is a super fun way to spend my time.

Kristin Darell has been a writer and journalist for more than 20 years. She has worked at the Seven Network, Australian News Channel and the ABC as a reporter and producer of news and current affairs. During that time, Kristin reported live from bushfires and other disaster zones, covered court and crime stories, the Winter Olympics, and specialised in the studio production of breaking news. She loves writing for children and encouraging children to write – particular helping them find ways to share what they are most passionate about. Kristin is co-author of a middle-grade science fiction novel and a number of novellas raising money for children’s cancer. She has also had essays on writing and other non-fiction published in anthologies and online.

Kristin's programs

Non fiction writing
Heroes

Age: 9-12 years

Writing focus: Non fiction writing

Story starter
Description
A non-fiction program based around the concept of ‘Heroes’, that guides students through the different aspects of non-fiction, opinion, persuasive, report, blog and social media writing. They will have access to journalist Kristin Darell as well as video resources on questioning techniques, bias, interviews and the moral and legal aspects of journalism.
Sample Program
Sneak Peek

Non fiction writing
Heroes

Age: 12-14 years

Writing focus: Non fiction writing

Story starter
Description
A non-fiction program based around the concept of ‘Heroes’, that guides students through the different aspects of non-fiction, opinion, persuasive, report, blog and social media writing. They will have access to journalist Kristin Darell as well as video resources on questioning techniques, bias, interviews and the moral and legal aspects of journalism.
Sample Program
Sneak Peek

Non fiction writing
Heroes

Age: 14-16 years

Writing focus: Non fiction writing

Story starter
Description
A non-fiction program based around the concept of ‘Heroes’, that guides students through the different aspects of non-fiction, opinion, persuasive, report, blog and social media writing. They will have access to journalist Kristin Darell as well as video resources on questioning techniques, bias, interviews and the moral and legal aspects of journalism.
Sample Program
Sneak Peek

What's included

For Students and Teachers:

  • One printed 12-page A5 book per student
  • Videos from author
  • The story starter
  • Writing program, linked to the curriculum
  • Reference to quality text and research
  • A digital book per student for life

Pricing

Price per student licence:

  • 1 – 99 = $19.80
  • 100 – 499 = $17.60
  • 500 or more = $16.50

Every digital book can also create digital classroom libraries and bookclubs for parents to enjoy.