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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a writer whose main interest is writing children’s poems and stories.  I also enjoy writing and performing bush poetry.  My new rhyming picture book ‘Forest Wonder’ has just won the Children’s Picture Book Softcover Fiction section of the 2016 International Book Awards in the US.  This picture book was a fantastic project to work on with Muza Ulasowski (Brisbane) and Prominent Group Printers (Shepparton). It tells the tale of Australian native creatures (and others) enjoying a forest party on a moon-lit night.  It’s a celebration of nature, magic and imagination.   It can be purchased from this website but is also available in

Canberra – Harry Hartog Bookshop Woden, National Botanical Gardens Bookshop, Australian Choice Shop, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Giftshop.

Brisbane – Little Gnome Bookshop, Bokkie Kids, The Mad Hatters Bookshop.

Melbourne – Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury.

Adelaide – Imprints Booksellers, SA Museum, Adelaide Zoo Giftshop, JB Books (Distributor)

Jindabyne – Snowprint Bookshop.

Beerwah – Australia Zoo Shop.

Shepparton – Collins Booksellers.

Environmental Education in Early Childhood Victoria website (www.eeec.org.au).

Griffith – Collins Booksellers.

Cooma – Fox Tale Books.

Hillston – Red Dust & Paddy Melons Community Gallery.

Narrabri – Visitor Information Centre.

Sydney – The Children’s Bookshop.

Tamworth – Collins Booksellers.

Moree – Wise Words Bookshop.

Hay – Shear Outback Giftshop, Newsagent.

Darlington Point – Post Office.

Deniliquin – Nextra Newsagent.

West Wyalong – Newsxpress Newsagent

Narrandera – Visitor Information Centre

My other rhyming picture book called ‘Climb’ is a celebration of adventurous play and childhood imagination and is for children aged up to six. It is illustrated by Emma Stuart.   ‘Climb’ is available in bookshops and on this website, as well as the publisher’s website (Little Steps Publishing) and all good online bookshops.  ’Climb’ was named a finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction’ category of the 2014 International Book Awards.  It is now on its second print run.  I also have a book of my original bush poetry called ‘Riverina Rain And Other Poems’.  Some of my other writing is available on merchandise, so I invite you to look in the ‘Shop’ section – you’ll find a tea towel which features a poem and quirky illustrations.

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Forest Wonder

Forest Wonder

ISBN: 9780992471316
Format: Paperback
Age Group: 0-6 year olds

This rhyming picture book is set in the Australian bush and tells the tale of creatures who enjoy a forest party on a moon-lit night. It celebrates the wonders to be found in nature but also encourages children to use their imagination and enjoy a little bit of magic.

If this book purchase is a gift and you would like a signed inscription, please provide details.

Price: $16.95 (inc. GST)
Download Order form for cheque and direct deposit payments
Climb

Climb

ISBN: 9781921928871
Format: Paperback
Age Group: 0-6 year olds

This rhyming picture book celebrates simple climbing adventures and the joy of childhood imagination. The little climber enjoys a day of various climbing activities with the watchful eye of his Mum quietly in the background to rescue and repair if need be. It is a lovely story to read at bedtime.

If this book purchase is a gift and you would like a signed inscription, please provide details.

Price: $16.95 (inc. GST)
Download Order form for cheque and direct deposit payments
Tea Towel

Tea Towel

100% Cotton. Generous 50cm x 70cm

Get the kids involved with drying the dishes by providing them with their own special tea towel.

This tea towel features an amusing poem I wrote about a little village called Carrathool (where I grew up) and the local kids’ desire for a swimming pool. Their Do-It-Yourself Pool project doesn’t quite go according to plan but everything works out in the end. With illustrations by Queensland artist Tom Ward, the poem celebrates imagination and self-reliance.

Price: $12.50 (inc. GST)
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Riverina Rain and Other Poems

Riverina Rain and Other Poems

A collection of original bush poetry, some of which is inspired by real life events in and around Carrathool.

Price: $8.00 (inc. GST)
Download Order form for cheque and direct deposit payments