Meet Rebecca Timmis
I’ve always wanted to write and illustrate books for children. I have written lots of different stories, but MerTales is my favourite series so far. I simply love mermaids, coral reefs, and the ocean. Plus, the four main characters – Pearl, Coral, Shell and Sandy – are based on me and my three best friends.
I wonder if you can guess which MerTales mermaid is based on me? Here are some clues!
- I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read books.
- When I was younger, I wanted to be a writer, but also a scientist. I love learning about how things work, whether it’s something tiny like an ant, or something huge like a solar system.
- I love working with computers. I design websites, apps and even games. It’s fun to make things that people can use and enjoy.
So, which mermaid do you think I am most like?
If you would like to know more about my life as a writer, you can check out my official author website.
Full name: Rebecca Jane Timmis
Siblings: An older brother and a younger brother
My family: I live with my husband and our three boys
Favourite food: Chocolate
Favourite TV show: She-ra and the Princesses of Power
Favourite holiday spot: Anywhere on the Queensland coast
Favourite book: The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis.
Other jobs I would do if I wasn’t an author-illustrator for children: Scientist, video game developer, inventor, script writer, actor.