Q&A with Kay Kerr and Anna Whateley including their school experiences, their diagnosis and their views around autism representation.
Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing the first draft of ‘Please Don’t Hug Me’, her first book, when she received her own autism diagnosis.
Anna Whateley, author of ‘Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal’ (Allen & Unwin) lives in Brisbane and holds a PhD in young adult fiction. Anna is an ‘own voices’ author, proudly autistic, with ADHD and sensory processing disorder. She founded #AusChat, and is an active member of the #LoveOzYA community.