• Christina grew up in Tasmania, Australia, mostly on the beach with wombats and echidnas digging holes in the yard.

    Christina started her publishing career as an illustrator to great Australian writers such as Colin Thiele, Max Fatchen and Christobel Mattingley. In 2007 Christina’s first picture Book, Purinina, A Devil’s Tale (Lothian) was published. She illustrates her own books and great stories for other authors. A number of her books have won awards including Kip (Windy Hollow Books), the story of a noisy rooster living in the city, which won an Honour Book Award in the 2010 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and Welcome Home (Ford Street Publishing),the story of a whale and a boy and the dark history of whaling, which won the Environmental Award for Children’s Literature, 2014.
    Christina works from her studio overlooking a lake and a variety of wildlife and lives with her husband and daughter in Launceston, Tasmania.


  • I colour in and tell stories for a living, how awesome is that!!

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