Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a West Australian author who knows an unusual remedy for wrinkles, the secret fuel to put a grandpa into orbit and a drastic solution to the dilemma of a cranky dad.
She writes whimsical and quirky stories for children of all ages and her publications include poems, short stories, picture books, early readers and a middle grade novel.
Her first published picture book was a stranger danger tale that was endorsed by the WA police and education departments of the day and used widely in schools around the country.
Teena's writing life has also included a long career as a journalist and editor. She is passionate about books and writing and presents talks and workshops to encourage children and adults to write their own stories.
Teena lives near the beach south of Perth with her photographer husband and their three children now have growing families who provide plenty of ideas for new stories.