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10th September 2019
I had such a wonderful time today being a Judge along with Teena Raffa-Mulligan.Author at the Read Out Loud Awards organised by the Ruth Faulkner Library at Redcliffe Primary School. The reading skills of the kids were so impressive and thoroughly entertaining. Definitely some budding actors, newsreaders and perhaps politicians in the room today. Glenn Swift did a superb job as MC.

7th September 2019
Today at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content was definitely a highlight in my career as an author. I got to hang out in the Green Room and chat with one of my Children’s Literature heroes Andy Griffiths. He was very generous with his time and a very engaging speaker. Sometimes meeting your heroes can be disappointing but not with Andy. He was so down to earth and humble.

6th September 2019
It was a real honour to be invited to take part in a panel discussion this Friday at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore. The topic was ‘New Avenues for Children’s Books: Collaborating in a Global Economy’ and I was joined on the panel by the outrageously talented illustrator David Liew, Charles Santosa, Bonni Rambatan and Nora Nazerene Abu Bakar.

19th October 2018
Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts in Perth runs a fantastic book club for children and this month’s book to review will be Scarlet Hood. I will be at the store on Friday at 4pm to answer questions from the young book reviewers.



26th August 2018
It was a wonderful turnout at Paper Bird today for the launch of Scarlet Hood. Thank you to everyone who came to say hello and get a book signed. I hope you enjoy reading it.

20th August 2018
To celebrate the release of Scarlet Hood in Australia I will be doing a book signing at Paper Bird Book Store in Fremantle on Sunday the 26th at 10.30am.

28th March 2018
Today I presented my showcase at the Society of Children’s Book Illustrator’s and Writers (SCBWI) Booth at the Bologna Children’s Book Festival where I introduced to the international publishing world copies of Crazy Crab and Scarlet Hood whilst dressed in a crab costume!

26th March 2018
Scarlet Hood was launched today at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in prime position at the Salariya Book booth.

23rd March 2018
Crazy Crab has won the Silver Medal at THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS for 2017 in the Pre-School Picture Books Category. The children’s books were read and judged by children in UK primary schools.

12th March 2018
Crazy Crab has just been given not one, not two but THREE awards at the READER VIEWS 2017-2018 LITERARY AWARDS.
2nd Place in the Children – Toddler to age 5
Book By Book Award for Best Children’s Picture Book
and Winner of Best Book from Australia categories!!

15th February 2018

Crazy Crab was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the Children’s Humor category of the New Apple Book Awards!

12th January 2018

Crazy Crab has been awarded another Honorable Mention this time at the New England Book Festival.

I will be appearing at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in California, USA on Sunday the 1st of October to sign books and help launch Crazy Crab with my wonderful publisher Tannya Derby at the MacLaren-Cochrane booth. If you’re in the area make sure you come and say hello.