Update July 2020
- Kookaburra is about to appear in the ‘real world’.
Kookaburra, illustrated by Tannya Harricks and published in Walker Books Australia’s Nature Storybooks series follows a mother kookaburra as she and her family prepare for nesting season. Like all titles in this series, there are two texts. The primary text is narrative about this kooka family, but each opening also includes non fiction information about the species.
Update March 2020
- Haywire, my first novel, has hit the bookshops!
Haywire is based on the true story of the Dunera voyage and the internees who travelled to Australia from London to Hay, NSW, in 1940.
Life in Germany in 1939 is not safe for 13 year old Max Gruber so he is sent to his Uncle Ferdy in London, only to find himself sent to Australia aboard the famous ship Dunera. Arriving in rural Hay, and housed in an internment camp, he meets local boy Tom. The two new friends become allies, as their lives are affected by the growing conflict in far away Europe.
Published by Omnibus Books 1 March 2020
Update October 2019
Coming Soon (2020):
- Kookaburra, illustrated by Tannya Harricks, published Walker Books Australia
- Haywire, a novel Scholastic
- Treasure! illustrated by Tull Suwannakit published Scholastic
Dingo is shortlisted for CBCA New Illustrator Award 2019
Dingo was joint winner of NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Award) with Lorraine Marwood’s Leavetaking.
Dingo won a Whitley Award 2018
Koala was an Honour Book for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award 2018.
Koala has just been shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award. Winners are announced in August.
Koala, illustrated Julie Vivas (Walker Books/Candlewick). Available in Australia, US, UK and Denmark