Avril van der Merwe

Avril van der Merwe  is the author of several prize-winning children’s stories set in Africa. She developed a love of illustrated children’s fiction during a decade as a pre-primary school teacher in Cape Town. She also taught English at Rand Park High in Johannesburg. Although Avril grew up in South Africa, she now lives in the USA. Apart from children’s stories, she writes adult fiction and works as an inspirational writer and speaker.