Hi! I’m Cristy Burne.
Thanks for popping in.
I hope you stay for a while.
I love being outdoors and having adventures, and I’m keen to share my passion for science, innovation, creativity and bravery.
I love to mix creative thinking with STEM* and STEAM** to engage and inspire young people.
I have degrees in biotechnology and science communication. I’m a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, Fermilab and CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s Particle.
I’ve also been a science circus performer, garbage analyst, magazine editor and atom-smashing reporter, but my all-time favourite job is working with kids to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity.
I’m based in Perth, 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
If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.
You can pick up some activity ideas for the classroom, discover tips on creative writing, check out my bio or hire me for a presentation, residency, STEAM workshop or to do some writing. Thanks for hanging out!
Read my words
You can read my work in Scitech’s Particle, CSIRO’s kids science magazine Double Helix, in my books, in the Australian Museum’s TYRANNOSAURS exhibition, on medical websites, software manuals, cloud computing brochures and more…
Buy my books
Give a kid a book for their next birthday. It won’t break, it’s not plastic, and it will open their mind to new worlds and new ideas. Read more about my books here.
Review my books
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.
Feedback on my visits
* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
** STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths