Tabitha Page is an emerging writer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. In 2010, she left her home country of New Zealand for a land full of new opportunities and new challenges and she found just that, in bucketsful. A trained childcare professional, she holds a certificate in child psychology, a certificate and diploma in children’s Services and has many years of childcare experience. Caring for children with various illness and disabilities, living with her own Autoimmune disease and with her love for writing, Tabitha decided that sharing her experiences and thoughts was the perfect choice for her and for readers.
In July 2018, her first picture book was launched. ‘Mikah’s Big Move’ is the first in a series and Mikah’s Wandering Feet followed in September 2020. The books follow the adventures of Mikah the deaf monkey, who uses sign language (AUSLAN) to communicate.
‘Forever Friends’ and ‘Today I Met the Sock Fairy’ were both released in 2019. Tabitha’s fifth children’s picture book ‘I’m a Type One Kid’ released in March 2021 and since then she has also launched her sixth book, titled ‘Anton and Fluff’.
Five of Tabitha’s six books feature characters with disability or illness. With these books, she aims to inspire and bring about more awareness and acceptance of those who are a little different from the majority, but no less important and special.
Tabitha lives with Autoimmune disease/ Chronic illness and other health challenges and aims to support, teach, uplift and advocate for other people who also live with illness and/or disability.
In 2021, Tabitha founded Forevability alongside the fabulous Amy Marley and together they have created a community of authors, illustrators, publishers and readers who live with, know others who live with or just want to support the chronic illness and disability community.
The Forevability website showcases books by authors and illustrators with disability or illness and also showcases books about disability, illness, inclusion, diversity, grief and more.
Mikah's Big Move (Book One) Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator - Alexander Kulieshov Launched - July 2018
Forever Friends Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator - Alexander Kulieshov Launched - 1st June 2019
Today I Met the Sock Fairy Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator - Anna Kulieshova Launched- 22 September 2019
Mikah’s Wandering Feet (Book Two) Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator - Alexander Kulieshov Launched- 10 September 2020
I’m a Type One Kid Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator – Anna Kulieshova Launched 13 March 2021
Anton and Fluff Author - Tabitha Page Illustrator - Linnaine Hubbard Launched- 11 November 2021