Hi! I’m Cristy Burne.
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you stay for a while.
I grew up climbing trees, jumping drains, chasing runaway cows and inventing stories. I have a passion for learning through doing and love to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in my readers.
I’m an Australian science writer, teacher and editor, and the Perth-based children’s author of adventure fiction for kids. I’ve also worked as a science circus performer, magazine editor, garbage analyst, Santa’s pixie and atom-smashing reporter at CERN in Switzerland. I’m a huge fan of STEM and STEAM (and women in STEM in particular), and I’m keen to share my passion for science with anyone who will listen.
I have degrees in biotechnology and science communication. I’m a past editor of several science magazines including CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, I’ve helped create museum exhibitions, and written feature articles for countless magazines and newspapers.
I teach at Curtin University, am the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for Australia West, and I’m always working on my next book.
Take a poke around
I hope you enjoy looking around my home on the internet.
If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.
You can also play with some free Japanese mythology stuff, pick up tips on creative writing, check out my bio or hire me for a presentation, residency, workshop or to do some writing. Thanks for hanging out!
Read my words
You can read my work in the amazing Crinkling News (Australia’s national newspaper for young people), CSIRO’s kids science magazine Double Helix; in the Australian Museum’s TYRANNOSAURS exhibition; as well as on Scitech’s Particle news, medical websites, software manuals, cloud computing brochures and more.
Buy my books
Seriously. It would make my day 🙂 Read more about my books here.
Review my books
Also seriously 🙂 Much love to all you lovely book reviewers…I wouldn’t be here without you! THANK YOU for taking the time to help spread the word!
Activity ideas for home and school
Check out these great classroom ideas for teaching literature, developed with teachers in mind, and based on my books.