My first published article, 'Pursue your Goal', appeared in WQ, the Queensland Writers Centre magazine, August issue - the Children's Issue. So many lovely people have been congratulating me and I appreciate QWC giving me this opportunity to write about my journey to publication.
My debut children's book, Pond Magic, an Aussie Chomp, Penguin Australia, will be released on the 30th August to much fanfare on this blog and the Pond Magic facebook page. If you are on facebook please pop over to Pond Magic and 'like' the page. We now have 242 fans and my main character, Lily, answers all posts left on the page. Why don't you leave a comment and get to know her better? And don't forget to suggest the page to your friends! Lily needs 1,000 fans before I let her off the page... Mean, I know.
I'm an author/illustrator of books for children. Welcome to my blog and thanks for popping in. Why don't you grab a spot on the blanket under the tree and I'll make you a cuppa. There's a pie warming in the oven, apple of course.
I grew up in the Oratia Valley, a rural fruit-growing district on the road to the West Coast beaches of Auckland, New Zealand, and spent my childhood in the family orchard, working, playing and dreaming. In spring, masses of white blossoms stretched over the hills and my favourite escape was to curl up with a book under one of the apple trees.
Today I live in the city of Gold Coast, where I write stories for children and take delight in illustrating the characters of my picture books. I hope to inspire the dreams of children everywhere.