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 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

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

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. love Suri’s Wall right now.

Emily Gale from 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

Kidz Review Krew

A touching review by Carmela and Joseph (aged 6) on Kidz Review Krew. “Magnificently illustrated and beautifully written, Suri’s Wall immerses the reader into an imaginative and empowering story with messages of hope, wonder and friendship.” Visit the page now to read the full review.

Hip Little One Review and Giveaway

Over on Hip Little One three copies of Suri’s Wall is being given away. Go there now for your chance to win one. “Yesterday Suri’s Wall finally hit the shelves and all I can say is this: it is even better and more touching than I expected.” Go To Hip Little One