One Christmas Eve is a new book created by illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and myself and published by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia. It is also the theme for this year’s Myer Windows in Melbourne and Brisbane. People have been asking about my signing dates for

One Christmas Eve and Little Dog and the Christmas Wish -

here they are:

*One Christmas Eve – Myer, Bourke Street, Melbourne

Saturday 26/11 – 1.00 – 5.00 p.m.

Sunday 4/12 – 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Thursday 8/12 – 5.30 – 7.30 p.m.

Friday 9/12 – 12.00 – 2.00 p.m.

Friday 16/12 – 5.30 – 7.30 p.m.

Friday 23/12 – 12.00 – 2.00 p.m.

*Little Dog and the Christmas Wish – with Harry the Westie

Saturday 3/12 – 12.00 – 2.00 p.m. Myer Ballarat
3.00 – 4.00 p.m. Collins Ballarat


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.

Out now – Bob the Railway Dog – illustrated by Andrew McLean, Published by Black Dog Books an imprint of Walker Books Australia


  Little Dog and the Christmas Wish was the theme for the 2015 Myer Christmas Windows in Melbourne and Brisbane.                         


'Flame Stands Waiting'

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?

Hey Dad, let me tell you how great I think you are.


'The Dog on the Tuckerbox'

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

'Queenie: One Elephant’s Story'

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

Queenie Launch

Queenie Launch
Click here to read about the launch →

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.