Stephen Measday

Andrew Daddo

Stephen Measday is an award-winning scriptwriter and is also well known for his adventurous and humorous novels for younger readers, such as A Pig Called Francis BaconRoger Bacon ReportingBringing Home the Bacons andThe News They Didn’t UseA Pig called Francis Bacon and The News They Didn’t Use have been listed as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

He has written a total of fourteen children’s and young adult books and has been published in Australia, the United States, France, the U.K., Indonesia and South Korea. Stephen has also recorded his four ‘Bacon’ novels for audio book release.

Stephen Measday’s professional career began as a cadet journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where he worked as a reporter, sub-editor and news director, before turning to professional writing.

Stephen writes for both adults and children in film, television and radio, and has worked for three series as Script Editor on the Logie Award-winning Channel 9 program, HI 5. He has also written for Australia’s highest rating drama, Blue Heelers, the adaptation of the Paul Jennings/Morris Gleitzman books, Wicked, the 10 network children’s series, Mirror and Mirror 2, ABC TV’s The Ferals, Channel 9’s Ship to Shore; as well as an original telefeature, The Time Game; and the ACTF series, Skytrackers 2.