The Authors

Wendy and Lisa are co-authors of the picture storybook series for young children, ‘When I’m Shining with Light’. These books form part of the Kids Light Up © project, a forum for educational information which teaches resilience as its foundational basis. Kids Light Up © specifically emphasises positive values and qualities so kids can thrive.

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Wendy Mason

Wendy is the Director of Early Learning at an Independent School in Melbourne. An early childhood specialist, she is the driving force who conceptualised and develops the early years programs. She has been an educator in early childhood settings, TAFE and Primary school for over 30 years.

Wendy is passionate about developing resilience, social skills, and building a strong sense of wonder and curiosity about the world we live in. She loves connecting children with nature and inspiring sustainability practises. She values the uniqueness of childhood and encourages hands on learning through exploration, discovery and play.

Wendy Mason
Dip. Teach (E.Ch.), B.Ed. (Prim.), Grad. Dip. (Mus), M. Ed.

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Lisa Maravelis

Lisa Maravelis is a youth worker and counsellor with over 25 years experience supporting children, young people and families. She has worked in schools as a counsellor supporting students, parents and teachers, as well as pioneering programs for primary and secondary students. She assisted and advocated for homeless and disadvantaged children, young people and families when she was a case-worker in the community sector. She runs a private practice in counselling.

Lisa is married and has an amazing son. She intimately understands the joys and challenges of raising a child on the Autism Spectrum.

Lisa is passionate about encouraging and developing the potential in children, empowering them to be the best they can be.

Lisa Maravelis
B.A. (Youth Affairs), Grad. Cert. (Counselling), Masters (Counselling)