The Story Crowd

This week I joined The Story Crowd.

The Story Crowd is passionate about literacy. We aim to inspire students to be keen readers and encourage budding writers and illustrators to pursue their dreams.

Our festivals are a full day celebration of literature with multiple sessions and activities. All held on your school grounds.

See www.storycrowd.com.au for more information

Suri’s Wall in schools

I was over the moon to discover that Suri’s Wall is already being used in schools. Many Vale used it as a supporting text for discussing Mental Health Week with K-4. I look forward to visiting next year when they tackle the topic of Migration. Thank you Manly Vale for seeing the value of picture … Read more

Kids’ Book Review – 12 Curly Questions

Thank you Kids’ Book Review for giving me the chance to answer your very curly questions. 4. Describe your writing style in ten words. Littered in abundance with spelling mistakes and extensive grammatical errors. See the rest of the questions and answers here  

Review by The Bottom Shelf

A wonderful review by The Bottom Shelf appeared this week. This is a picture book for older children rather than the very young because those with a little more experience will appreciate the underlying story better, perhaps even understand that physical walls are not the only things that imprison us.  Read the whole review here … Read more

Sydney Morning Herald – Books That Changed Me

I was lucky enough to write about four books that changed me for the Sydney Morning Herald this week. “You know that book, the one you read when you first become jealous of the writer? Well this is that one. “ Find out which book I’m talking about and read the full article here.

Babyology Review

Katrina Whelen from Babyology has written a touching review of Suri’s Wall. “A picture book that truly transports you to another place, whether real or imagined, means that the author and illustrator are doing their job…” Read the full review here.  

Inner West Courier Inner City

Sarah Sharples conducted my first ever interview. “All throughout history there have always been children who have had to face struggles of war, who have been displaced, left without parents and been locked in somewhere or locked out of somewhere, yet they grow up and make a life and they can be resilient and they … Read more

Readings.com.au love Suri’s Wall right now.

Emily Gale from Readngs.com.au has written a heartfelt review as she includes Suri’s Wall in her list of 10 Picture Books that they really love right now (I’m feeling a little Zoolander as I type this) “This book is special in every way, from the cloth cover (stroking it is impossible to resist) to Matt … Read more