Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy learning a little about me and the books I have written.I think I am very lucky – what could be a better job than writing books for children. I love writing all children’s books but picture books are my favourite. As well as writing, I love making school and library visits and doing bookshop signings and attending festivals.
Coming on August 1st – Bob the Railway Dog – illustrated by Andrew McLean, Published by Black Dog Books.
Bob the Railway Dog will be launched on Saturday 1st August at the Railfan Shop, 4 Churchill Street, Mont Albert (opposite Mont Albert Railway Station) and in Adelaide on Sunday 23rd August at the National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. rsvp for catering: firstname.lastname@example.org – train lovers, dog lovers, book lovers and children especially welcome. Come and meet ‘Smithy’ – he looks exactly like Bob in Melbourne and ‘Tarn’ in Adelaide.
A story for every child who has ever dared to dream…
Illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione, Published by Black Dog Books.
Never doubt just how special you are. A love letter to baby.
Hey Mum, do you know how much I love you?
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is the story of Australia’s pioneers; the bullockies who worked the rough tracks, and of one dog’s unwavering loyalty to her master.
Illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, Published by Black Dog Books
Chasing Shadows – Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when sadness lingers, shadows appear. Some of us, even children, chase shadows. Will a wriggly, mischievous surprise help Beth chase her shadows away?
Illustrated by Hannah Sommerville Published by Ford Street Publishing
There was a time when for tuppence you could ride on the back of an elephant at a zoo. Queenie was one such elephant.
Illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, Published by Black Dog Books, Australia and Candlewick Press USA
The paperback edition of ‘Queenie: One Elephant’s Story’ will be out in January and was launched at the Melbourne Zoo by The Hon. Ryan Smith, Minister for the Environment.