I don't know about you, but I've been a little disappointed with the lack of fun and imaginative seasons greetings and Christmas cards out there. So being a writer and illustrator I'm in a perfect position to make my own! I wanted to come up with unique ideas that incorporated elements of my kids books … Continue reading Have you bought your Festive Season greeting cards yet?
A few years ago, I decided to ditch my award winning radio advertising job, and shortly afterwards starting taking the message of my children's book, 'Being You is Enough’ to primary school kids across Western Australia. So instead of boardroom niceties, I’ve now get called fat, told I'm old and a liar and I get … Continue reading From the boardroom to the playground, The unconventional life of a children’s author on tour.
Life has a way of sneaking up on you. I'd always wanted my #writerslife to be full and overflowing with opportunities to meet new people, to visit new places, share my books and talk to kids and adults about what matters in life. And make money while doing it. So while I was busy over … Continue reading Schools, Prisons, Podcasts, Interviews, Guest judging, Guest Speaker and Wildflowers… It’s all part of a #writerslife
I’d never heard of Generalised Anxiety Disorder until recently. I’d heard of all the other ones; social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorders and of course phobias, but generalised anxiety no… it just seemed a little too generalised! I didn’t have panic attacks and run out of shopping centres (Ok in hindsight maybe there was that … Continue reading Getting diagnosed with GAD and how it’s changing my life.
Have you ever got angry? What about cried over losing a good friend? And I’m sure you’ve been scared once or twice in your life too? Well, guess what, your kids have the exact same emotions and feelings as you do and will go on to keep having them. However they’re less likely to be … Continue reading A simple way to help your kids understand their emotions
Ever wondered what a book on resilience looks like, when it's written by someone who has no background in education, no psychology degree, or by someone who doesn't even have kids? Well Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures; Finding the good when things go bad is a refreshingly different book on resilience that I hope will inspire … Continue reading Cover reveal for new kid’s book on resilience
It's not often I'm lost for words. I mean I use them for a living. I do talks and workshops, I write books, articles and try and do facebook posts without any typos - I can't afford to be lost for words! However for the first time in my life I found myself looking like … Continue reading What happens when you meet your idol.
Life can be messy and complicated. It can often feel like a struggle. There’s so much information out there, so many distractions, so many seemingly important things to do, to think of and be aware of. But when it comes to kids and the important thingsthey need to know, it can be deceptively simple. They need … Continue reading HELPING KIDS MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEMSELVES
I originally took this photo of a broken-down elevator to use as a metaphor for how we feel about life and ourselves, however seeing it was a little blurry, I went to reshoot it. When I went back, there was a security dude standing next to it. ‘Can I take a photo of the sign?’ … Continue reading This Photo is a Lie
I know a lot of people read vicariously as a kid, but not me. I was more inclined to ride my bike and go on little adventures around my suburb, venturing all the way to the railway line so I could watch the trains rattle past. So when I did pick up a book, it … Continue reading My top 5 favourite books I loved as a kid