• I am a Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia), based writer with a background in teaching.

    My debut picture book Beside the Sea (illustrated by  Award winning artist Jess Racklyeft), has been listed as a 2023 Notable Book Early Childhood by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. It was inspired by news reports of baby turtles confused by light pollution. and I hope the book will raise awareness of this worldwide problem and help children to see environmental issues are manageable when everyone works together to find solutions.

    I enjoy writing stories which encourage young readers to discover the natural world and explore language, sound and creative thinking.  Reading and being read to can be one of the fondest memories of childhood for parent and child and I hope my stories may play a part in family life in this way, helping to plant the seed for a lifelong love of books.  

    My previously published non-fiction work, Thinking Italian – Being Australian, was based on a series of interviews I conducted with migrants. It detailed their emotional response to the cultural and physical landscape of Australia and why they chose to make their home here.  

    My second Picture Book with Windy Hollow Books – Run Pups Run, is due for release in 2023. When not writing I enjoy family time, reading and being in my garden which is visited by kangaroos, tawny frog mouths and kookaburras, it also has a great view of the iconic Glass House Mountains.

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