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...

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...

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...

German SCWBI – Munich Germany

Onwards to Germany. How a person chooses to travel must surely count for something … when the destination is reached.   I had an entire day of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...