Anna Ciddor is an author and illustrator who has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children and older readers. Her Viking Magic historical fantasy series has earned her fans throughout the world. Anna is a patron for OZ Kids, an organisation that promotes and supports children’s literary and artistic talents and a 2021 Ambassador for Australian readers.

In her book chat, Anna discusses The Boy Who Stepped Through Time, her time-slip adventure about a boy transported back 1700 years to Roman times. She explores the complexity — and tremendous fun! — of weaving plot, character development and historical fact into her work.