Illustrator / author / artist

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...

Bologna Book Fair – Italy

My trip to Bologna and most importantly the Bologna Book Fair. A Bologna local assured me that, “It will happen when Galvani turns the page”. She...

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...

RJJulia Bookstore – Connecticut USA

Connecticut One of the upsides of the internet is that you do find some amazing people out there. I’ve had the frequent experience of being...

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...

Sock Chook – Around the world with a three year old.

Past memories swim in my head and one in particular has become a focus; a trip 15 years ago when we traveled from Australia across America...

Chris Beetles Gallery – London UK

Back in London, I ventured to the Chris Beetles gallery. The current exhibition was Michael Forman. His extraordinary career was on show in a floor to...

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,...

Mazza Museum – Ohio USA

At the end of my speech came a question: “What comes first, the writing or the pictures?” Presenting at the beautiful Mazza Museum surrounded by...

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...