Too Busy Sleeping off to China!

Anna Pignataro and I were very excited to learn that the simplified Chinese rights have been sold to Shanxi, and will be published in 18 months. Eleanor will be seeing China before I do! I am a bit jealous...

Archie and the Bear

I am very excited to reveal the cover of my next picture book, Archie & The Bear, illustrated by the formidable David Mackinstosh. Archie will be released next August with Little Hare....

Blogging workshop, Bumbuku Creatives Workshop Series, Amsterdam

Today I had the pleasure of running the first workshop in the Bumbuku Creatives Workshop Series in Amsterdam. Bumbuku Creatives are an Amsterdam based collective who partner with socially and environmentally responsible companies. I am their copywriter. The workshop series is designed to help inspire and educate...

Book making workshop, The Free School, Netherlands

We had a wonderful morning at the Vrije School in De Bilt, The Netherlands in June making and crafting books. I ran three separate workshops for the English classes: 7-8 year olds, 8-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds. The younger group made twig books, and then...

Too Busy Sleeping a CBCA Notable Book

I couldn't be more thrilled that Too Busy Sleeping has been listed as a CBCA Notable Book for 2016! This is the longlist for Australia's most prestigious children's literary awards. The shortlist is announced in May. Fingers crossed! You can see the full list here: https://cbca.org.au/notables-2016...

Too Busy Sleeping on Story Box Library

Well, this is very exciting! A dream I never thought would come true for my first book! Story Box Library have recorded a video of Emily Barrett reading Too Busy Sleeping, and it's adorable. Watch the teaser here: Too Busy Sleeping - Teaser. Or go to Story Box Library to watch...

Too Busy Sleeping book tour

And so the tour is done and dusted! You can read the ins and out here. Thank you to all the wonderful libraries, bookshops and schools who hosted events and provided support. And thank you to the lovely parents for bringing their lovely kids along. I...

Bookmaking & Storycraft at DTLL Workshops

  This holidays, Anna and I will host a bookmaking and storycraft workshop for kids at the lovely DTLL Workshop in Brookvale, Sydney. Kids will learn how to make and bind their very own book. We will help kids develop their story, including creating characters, setting and plot....