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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 two latest picture books are going well with ‘Skadoodle & Snug’s Magnificent Plan’ (published by Larrikin House) recently being honoured as a Finalist in the Children’s Picture Book Hardcover Fiction section of the 2021 International Book Awards.  It, and all my other books are available from online and shopfront bookshops.  You can also purchase signed copies directly from me via this website.  My books are also available in:

Armidale – Readers Companion bookshop

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

Gold Coast – Book Face Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Melbourne – The Leaf Bookshop, Ashburton, Kuranga Native Nursery Mount Evelyn

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

Beerwah – Australia Zoo Shop.

Shepparton – Collins Booksellers.

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

Cooma – Fox Tale Books.

Hillston – Red Dust & Paddy Melons Community Gallery.

Narrabri – Visitor Information Centre.

Leeton – Leeton Visitor Information Centre

Moree – Wise Words Bookshop.

Hay – Shear Outback Giftshop, Hay Visitor Information Centre.

Darlington Point – Hygge Living & More Giftshop.

Deniliquin – Nextra Newsagent.

Narrandera – Visitor Information Centre

Griffith – Collins Booksellers, Old Belahlee Giftshop

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Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

ISBN: 9781925804591
Age Group: 3+ years old

My dad says I can choose a pet, but I’m not sure which pet to get. A dog, a cat, a fish, a rat? How can Piper pick the perfect pet when there are so many appealing possibilities?

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Skadoodle & Snug’s Magnificent Plan

Skadoodle & Snug’s Magnificent Plan

ISBN: 9780987635471
Format: Hardcover
Age Group: 3-8 year olds

Skadoodle and Snug both resided in town, one with Miss Willis, the other Joe Brown. And each little dog loved their owner to bits, but knew that the pairings were really the pits. If only they could swap owners…. Share in the antics of what happens when a poodle and a pug take matters into their own hands (or paws).

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The Chrismas Garden

The Chrismas Garden

ISBN: 9780648256342
Format: Hardcover
Age Group: 3-8 year olds

A Christmas story told with lyrical rhyme and whimsical illustration, ‘The Christmas Garden’ is reminiscent of the classic ‘The Night Before Christmas’. It takes children on a garden adventure filled with Christmas trees, reindeer, elves and of course, Santa Claus. It’s a celebration of Christmas, the beauty in nature and the power of imagination.

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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.

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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.

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Boof goes to Beauty School

Boof goes to Beauty School

ISBN: 9780992471323
Format: Paperback
Age Group: 0-8 year olds

"Boof Johnson was burly. He avoided knick-knack shops. But he was a champion at opening tricky lids. Boof had always assumed one day he would have two burly boys who would play football in the backyard..." However, something quite different happened! Share in Boof's adventures as he discovers that being a dad is full of surprises.

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