Writers: Marjorie van Heerden

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Occupation writer & Illustrator of children's books
Location Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction Marjorie’s first children’s picture book in 1983. She has been published in 36 languages in Africa, England, Europe (Greece), the East (China, Korea & Malaysia) and the USA. Amongst the awards she has won, Marjorie has received the M.E.R. Prize (SA Media24 Books Literary awards) for best illustrated children’s book, twice, in 2008 & 2012 Awards won 2017 to 2021 The books in the Willy Nilly & Thumper series (10 books) received awards in the USA: Book Four: Charlie, the Cross-Eyed Crocodile (USA 2017) - the 2017 Writer’s Digest Award - Honorable Mention; Book Three Stella Star (USA 2016) - Winner of the 2018 Reader Views Kids Choice Award; Book One - The Wizard’s Apprentice (USA 2018) was the Winner of the 2019/2020 Readers Views for Best Children’s Book of the Year.; And won Bronze medal winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - entries all over the world. Jump the Moon, by Kathy Simmers (USA 2020) Received three 2020 Story Monsters Approved winners awards for First-Time Author (all ages) winner; Picture books (Ages 3-8) Fiction winner; Illustrations/Photography/Artwork winner; Gold award winner - 2021 The Bill Fisher Award for Best Book USA.
Interests Books, books, books.