Of all the images that have documented my journey from messing around drawing stick figure cartoons in 2010 to becoming an award wining children's author and publishing 8 books, there is one that stops me in my tracks. It's an image that completely defines what I've achieved in last 10 years. And I'm not even … Continue reading One Image that Defined the Most Transformative Decade of My Life
10. Ambassador for the Children's Tumour Foundation Undie Run I still can't believe I wore a pair of snug undies and tight fitting T-shirt, and walked around in public! But that's what I did as ambassador for the inaugural Bunbury Cupid's Undie Run for the Children's Tumour Foundation. The team raised a load of cash … Continue reading 10 Extraordinary Things That Happened This Year
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?
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 was invited to be guest on a friend's podcast 'Reasons Not to Die' and we were talking about having the courage to follow your own path and how that relates to finding your creative mojo. I attempted (quite badly as I forgot the last point Doh!) to quote something I heard social analyst Daniel … Continue reading Are you missing these 3 things in your job (and your life)?
Back in 2001, this used to be called 'Fuel Bar'. After only a year of messing around with abstract painting techniques, I held an exhibition there as part of the Art Rage Fringe Festival. The festival was asking for submissions from new and experimental artists and I thought 'stuff it' and sent them some photos … Continue reading Find Your Own Lane
At the top of the stairs is unit No. 6, 600 William Street Perth. I was 25 and it’s the little one-bedroom apartment where I called home back in 1999 On a whim, I bought a typewriter at one those boxing day sales, one that had a screen so small it only showed one line … Continue reading It all started from a cheap typewriter
Is the life of an author like what you see on the movies and read about in celebrity magazines? What really goes on behind the scenes of a book tour and how much does a small (aspiring to be big) time author really make? I’m going to take you behind the scenes of my recent … Continue reading What really happens on a book tour.
This is the chair I sit in and stare off into space. I put on some ambient chill music, sit back and let my mind shift down a gear and meander slowly, taking the scenic route through my imagination. I could be ‘out’ for 5 minutes or thirty minutes. I get an instinctual urge to … Continue reading Why staring out the window is good for mental health and productivity
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