Originally from the UK, I now live in Western Australia with my husband, daughter and our incredibly sweet and gentle tabby cat called Pretty.
As an avid bookworm, I have always been passionate about reading picture books to my young daughter, and instantly fell in love with not only the modern-day rhyming stories by the likes of Julia Donaldson and Rachel Bright, but also the traditional classics by Shirley Hughes – most notably the Alfie and Annie Rose collection … as well as those by Judith Kerr – with the Mog series becoming one of our family favourites. Needless to say, some of these books have been read MANY times during bedtime story time!
My love of reading and the joy of words and language, inspired me to put pen to paper, and now I enjoy writing my own stories – influenced not only by my daughter, but my own childhood which was spent cycling around Cornwall, England, exploring the picturesque countryside.
I believe my debut picture book, When Duck Got Stuck would be a wonderful addition to a young library, and I hope you do too.