A Little About Myself.
As one of six, I was blessed with a childhood full of fun, where imagination and creativity were encouraged. Shelves full of books offered trips to completely new places. If I wasn’t reading, I was drawing, everything from animals to fantasy worlds. When we came to Australia, just after my ninth birthday, my outside real world changed a lot, but home was still the same.
From being young, I loved animals as well as drawing and writing, and dreamed of being the next Beatrix Potter when I grew up. If truth be told though, I don’t think I ever really grew up and for one reason or another, my dream lingered at arm's length. I became an archaeologist, teacher, mother and library assistant before venturing into self-publishing and now, at last, publication with the wonderful Fremantle Press. "What Colour is the Sea?" came out in March, 2020 and "Where do the Stars Go?" in 2021. May, 2022 saw the publication of a third book, "Wombat Can't Sing" and a fourth book, "When I Can Fly" is due out towards the end of this year.
I live in rural Western Australia, with my farmer husband, three children and a menagerie of pets, in a house full of dust and mayhem. I like to call it a creative mess.
I'm a member of SCBWI and ASA (Australian Society of Authors)
COMING IN 2024!
Get In Touch.
I'm very happy to do school talks, writers talks, etc. If you'd like to book me for one of these, your best bet is to go through Fremantle Press at this link.
If you're interested in asking me to do some illustrations, please contact me through the 'contact me' button below.
Please note that my fees are based on Australian Society of Authors guidelines.