Welcome to my author and illustrator website.
I am passionate about inspiring children, young adults, and families to care for and connect with themselves through nature.
To learn from, and draw on the wisdom of our Indigenous peoples, for the future of our planet.
These are the primary themes of my educational, quirky, and soulful books, illustrations, and free poems, articles, kids activities, and links for you to enjoy and share.
I hope they provide you with the inspiration to
build connections with your natural world.
The Lonely Jacaranda
"The Lonely Jacaranda is a heart-warming story of fitting in, finding your feet, embracing differences and celebrating your unique gifts wherever you land. The illustrations are stunning and fit perfectly with the story - magnificently modest yet immensely powerful."
Tania Moloney, Founder, Nurture in Nature Australia
A lonely Jacaranda tree lives all alone, far, far from home, dropping her flowers and leaves like teardrops. Some of the birds and trees ignore or laugh at her, others come together to help.
This beautifully illustrated fable will appeal to all ages, a timely reminder of the value of caring for one other.
Now available - companion Lonely Jacaranda Teacher's Notes and educational A3 bird quiz poster
The Rhythm of the Beach
"So beautiful in every way - The Rhythm of the Beach resonates with a gentle truth and awakening. I am drawn to read it each morning and feel a calm that lingers throughout the day.
A good read for all ages and generations."
David Brook, ecologist
Nature's cure for the Covid blues.
"Taking the time to slow down and bear witness to the natural wonders surrounding us can provide a reassuring reminder we are not alone in this world."
From my recently published article.