Illustrator / author / artist

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...

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...

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...

Eva Breuer Art Gallery

A short and courteous email arrived recently - asking if I am still painting and where I am showing. In typing out an answer, I...

Maya and Cat

Walker Books Classroom ideas - click here *** The story behind Maya and Cat - click here *** Teachers pay Teachers Worksheet - click here __________________________________________________ Awards CBCA Notable 2019 NSW Premier’s...

DoubleDay Publishing USA

My USA editor. I arrived good and early for my meeting at Random House, so that I could sit down to fidget. It turned out...

Eric Carle Museum – Massachusetts USA

Massachusetts The next morning, I was delighted to watch snow fall while eating breakfast. The locals seemed less enthusiastic. By lunch, the snow had become...

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...

There are places you cannot go, except by bear.

Here is the story of my journey into Terra Incognita.   I found myself at my desk with a handful of old childhood photos. It is was an effort...

Children’s Writer’s Guild

Children's Writer's Guild The Children's Writer's Guild was brought to my attention by a friend. One thing led to another and now I am extremely...