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‘Ugly’ illustrations help author’s career take flight

Author and illustrator Sami Bayly can thank the humble ‘bin chicken’ for her first break in the publishing world.


The former University of Newcastle Bachelor of Natural History Illustration honours student, set to return to her stomping ground later this month for the 2022 Write Here! Festival in Lake Macquarie, got a call from a children’s book publisher in 2018 after entering a portrait of the much-maligned Australian white ibis in an artwork competition.