Charlotte Barkla worked as a civil engineer and physics teacher before rediscovering her love for children’s literature. She now writes picture books, middle-grade fiction and feature articles.

Charlotte’s debut picture book, All Bodies are Good Bodies was published by Hardie Grant Egmont in January 2020. The first two novels in her middle-grade series, Edie’s Experiments, were also published in 2020, by Penguin Random House.

Her fourth children's book, another picture book with Hardie Grant Children's Publishing, will be published in February 2022. She is currently working on a middle-grade novel, set in rural Australia, with the assistance of an Arts SA grant.

As well as writing for children, Charlotte writes feature articles for a range of publications including Good Health magazine, MiNDFOOD magazine, the Australian Educator and Engineers Australia.