Russell Irving

I am an author and illustrator with a passion for inspiring people to care for and connect with themselves through nature.


I have lived most of my life in Melbourne, a vibrant, creative city but far too cold and wintry. I now live on the warm, sunny north coast of New South Wales.


Apart from writing, I have worked for many years as an environmental educator and manager, including with Aboriginal Ranger groups and Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA's) across Australia.  You can visit the Country Needs People website for further details. 

Finally, I am a proud father and grand-father striving to build a more sustainable future.  

These experiences have reinforced my passion for educating people about the many benefits of caring for and building meaningful connections with nature.  


My books, writing and illustrations are educational, quirky and soulful, and draw on the wisdom of our Indigenous peoples when appropriate.

Maya Irving


Maya is a Melbourne based artist who created the motifs used in ‘The Adventures of Jessica Jones & Sox and Grandpa’. 
Visit her website here.

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