OK...POND MAGIC IS HERE, in my hot hand - looking adorable in pink. I have been waiting anxiously for this book baby - the cradle has been ready for ages and tomorrow I get to take her to Brisbane to the CYA Conference AND show her to all her writing Aunts and Uncles. There will be a lot of oohing and aahing... and possibly some champagne. CYA there at the launch!!!!!!
Don't you love all the stars my editors at Penguin put in the envelope as a surprise!!!
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.