Illustrator / author / artist

The singing teacher’s cat

  Revisiting my diaries from my time in Canberra. I came across drawings of the cat that belonged to my daughter's singing teacher. I had a good...

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...

Dogs I’ve met

Bruiser The dog travelling Red coat. Foxy Dog with toys.

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,...

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...

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...

Bridge

Bridge In the evening light, I noticed a wildlife bridge suspended high above the road. Its wire span sharply divided the evening sky, while below...

A book to dim the light of this world, just enough...

I came across a quote by Charles Jonson, ‘Without emotion, art is lifeless, without intellect it is shapeless’. Emotion is the great driver in creative...

Characters

Characters                             Something that interests me greatly, is the life of characters beyond the small lit stage of a picture book.