New series with Bonnier Publishing

It's not every day you get an email offering you a four book deal with Bonnier Publishing Australia! On Friday, I received confirmation that Bonnier Publishing Australia will publish the first four books from my series for early readers, [working title] TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH. I...

Archie and the Bear

Korean and Simplified Chinese Rights sold for Archie and the Bear

It's a good news week when you hear that both Korean and simplified Chinese rights have sold for your next book nearly a year before it hits the Australian shelves! Archie and the Bear will be published by Dolphin Media, China and Lime Co., an imprint of Prunsoop...

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...