Illustrator / author / artist

Visiting my agent Ronnie Herman – New York City

We approached New York, guided by a GPS and car horns. This was to be the last leg of my tour but was already...

Picture Books : The brilliant little ships of the imagination.

Rosetta Books sits in the beautiful hinterland town of Maleny. It is one of those bookshops with an enveloping mood of quiet happiness. I can’t read in public...

Marble Island – QLD Australia

When you ought to be wearing glasses, strange forebodings and wishful thinking lie over hard geography like a vapour. The senses do what they...

Seven Stories – Newcastle UK

My trip to the UK (The North) We set out from London with the usual circus of roundabouts and wrong turns. Our GPS was inhabited...

Bank Street Bookstore – New York City

The day before my story time, I stopped in to meet the staff at Bank Street Bookstore. It was a good thing I did,...

The National Centre for Children’s Literature – Canberra Australia

(Dr Belle Alderman , Myself , Belinda Gamlin at the Lu Rees Archive in front of my past efforts) Lu Rees Archive has long supported me...

Barnes and Noble Princeton

Barnes and Noble Princeton It was not looking promising for my last official engagement of the trip as I sat in the Barnes and Noble,...

Fundamentals Bookstore – Ohio USA

It is somewhat of an irony that I need solitude to create stories and images, but when the work is finished, it is sent...

Eight Cousins Book Store – Cape Cod

My last post left off in Ohio, where I said a sad farewell to the folks at the Mazza Museum. As we drove along the flat...

The house of Edward Gorey – Cape Cod USA

The weather had turned substantially colder, and the drizzle turned to rain. It was becoming more miserable by the hour, and perfect therefore for...