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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 third picture book – ‘Boof goes to Beauty School’ is now available and my fourth, due out September 2019 with Little Pink Dog Books is going to be event specific – it’s called ‘The Christmas Garden’.  My books can be purchased from this website but are also available in:

Armidale – NERAM (New England Regional Art Museum) giftshop, Readers Companion bookshop

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

Brisbane – Little Gnome Bookshop, The Mad Hatters Bookshop.

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.

Bourke – Carole’s of Bourke.

Sydney – The Children’s Bookshop.

Moree – Wise Words Bookshop.

Hay – Shear Outback Giftshop, Newsagent.

Darlington Point – Hygge Living & More Giftshop, Post Office.

Deniliquin – Nextra Newsagent.

West Wyalong – Newsxpress Newsagent

Narrandera – Visitor Information Centre

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: $17.00 (inc. GST)
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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.

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

Price: $17.00 (inc. GST)
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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.

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

Price: $17.00 (inc. GST)
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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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