Aaron Blabey, an Australian author of children's books and artist who until the mid-2000s was also an actor. His award winning picture books include Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon and the best-selling Pig the Pug. In the field of acting, he is probably best known for his lead roles in two television dramedies, 1994's The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, for which he won an Australian Film Institute Award, and 2003's CrashBurn, before retiring from performance in 2005.
In 2012, he was the National Literacy Ambassador and in May 2015 his book The Brother’s Quibble will be read by an estimated 500,000 children during the National Simultaneous Storytime.
He is an ambassador for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national Australian charity protecting children from violence.
His book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award in 2013 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, the 2013 Children's Peace Literature Award and was recorded by Nick Cave for the Story Box Library.