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 rhyming picture book ‘Forest Wonder’ has won the Children’s Picture Book Softcover Fiction section of the 2016 International Book Awards in the US and placed Second in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. 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
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, Bokkie Kids, The Mad Hatters Bookshop.
Melbourne – Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury, 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).
Griffith – Collins Booksellers.
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 – 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.